Thailand raises alarm over student internet prostitution

By DPA, Gaea News Network
Saturday, January 31, 2009

BANGKOK - Thailand’s Culture Ministry is urging authorities to crack down on a rising trend of Thai students using the internet for prostitution, media reports said Sunday.

Culture Minister Theera Salukpetch asked the education ministry, the communications technology ministry, police and internet service providers to increase their vigilance against website prostitution, which he blamed on faulty values among the country’s youth, The Nation newspaper reported.

Academics urged colleges and the government to take action against the trend of students using social networking websites such as Hi5 to advertise prostitution by posting their pictures with suggestive messages.

Suan Dusit Rajabhat University associate professor Sukhum Chaloeysap blamed the trend on the downturn in the economy, which has deprived many students of part-time jobs.

But others blame it on declining social values among Thai youth.

Ramjitti Institute director Amornwit Nakhonthap said the student sex trade via internet was not surprising, but rather in keeping with the trend towards promiscuity and prostitution in an increasingly materialistic society.

He cited a recent survey which revealed that most young people in the sex trade were not poor, but just wanted money to buy things.

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March 12, 2009: 2:54 pm

That’s really alarming, but the question is how they are going to track down who’s involve with internet prostitution. It’s somewhat hard, but they should do whatever it takes to lift up the morale of women.

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