Violence, porn in Chinese kid`s books worries experts
Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 09:35
  
Violence, porn in Chinese kid's books worries experts
Beijing: Chinese education experts have called for vigilance and enhanced monitoring of books sold as reading material for children, which increasingly contain violent or pornographic content.

During the long summer reading season, primary and middle school students can be easy prey to inferior children`s books, a common concern for parents.

There were several children`s books found to be tainted with violent or pornographic elements in Beijing and China`s Guangxi region, Xinhua reported.

Among them, a science-themed bestseller carries graphic images of brain injuries and a cover featuring a bloody brain.

"Mum killed me before I was eaten up by dad. My siblings collected my bones from the dinner table and buried them in a cold, stone tomb," reads an adventure story for children.

More books that intended for kids were found to contain phrases such as "[She has] plump breasts and round hips, with hot figure", or "I want to have a baby with my elder brother".

Xia Xueluan, professor of sociology at Peking University, said the children`s book market in China was in chaos with bad books mixed with good ones.

"A lot of children`s books fail to embody healthy and upright values," he said, urging enhanced greater market supervision and stricter rating based on content.

IANS

First Published: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 09:35


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