The leaked chats of Delhi's school-going boys on an online group of a social networking site have, once again, highlighted the need for meaningful sex education in India with psychologists saying teenagers and adolescents must be made aware of concepts such as respect and consent. The teenage boys would share "objectionable posts about minor girls" on a group called " BoysLockerRoom" on Instagram. The group was exposed after a girl from south Delhi shared screenshots of their chats on social media. The chats revealed school boys shared photos of underage girls, objectifying them, and planning "gang rapes". Psychologists and children counsellors say communication between parents and children on sex and related topics should open and must be taken forward with dignity. Padma Rewari, Mumbai-based psychotherapist and children counsellor, says the way sex education is imparted in India has to change.
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Going by screenshots of the exchanges, rapes and gangrapes are contemplated, pictures of underage girls are passed around. It would be tempting to blame Instagram for making this logistically possible for a bunch of teenagers amid lockdown — the group was formed in the last week of March. But all social media platforms allow such opportunities.