Unregulated video halls promote pornography in society
Posted Sunday, February 24 2013 at 02:00
It is true that video halls commonly known as Bibandas are tampering with children’s education and growth. The problem is common in slums like Kifumbira near Mulago, Kawempe among others. Rural areas like Lira and Kamuli are not spared. This problem of students frequenting video halls is easily linked to substance, alcohol and sexual child abuse in form of defilement, early marriage and youth pregnancy.
After all, it is easy to influence a child who has watched movies with sex scenes than one who has not.
It has been discovered that there are no specific opening and closing times for Bibandas.
They can open as early as 8am and close as late as midnight. When it comes to age any one can enter as long as they can pay the required amount of money.
Therefore, the sooner parliament passes the anti pornography Bill into law the better for children (in and out of school), parents and society.