Canadian University of Bangladesh, Social & Economic Research Institute (SERI), Bangladesh and Research Project Affiliation with the Ohio State University, USA
*Corresponding author: Akim M Rahman, Canadian University of Bangladesh, Social & Economic Research Institute (SERI), Bangladesh and Research Project Affiliation with the Ohio State University, USA
Submission: August 19, 2022;Published: August 23, 2022
ISSN: 2639-0612 Volume5 Issue5
Bangladesh legalized Online internet on June 4th of 1996. Since then, in a slow & steady phase progression, the internet has become the universal source of information for people-in homes, at work and businesses in Bangladesh. This Tech-advancement particularly smartphones have increased the reach of the internet, thereby increasing the number of internet users. Overall, the government policies & efforts for digitized Bangladesh are eased by widespread increased of Internet access. It is obvious that these advancements and progression in usages have both positively and negatively contributed to the society in Bangladesh. Today, information can be accessed from the remote corners of the world for the benefits of an individual, business organizations, agencies etc., for the society. However, access to harmful materials such as pornography has become equally easy access where users sometime use it for its own satisfaction or gains. Sometime some companies use it for promoting its products or services in multi-faucets where scenarios in Bangladesh are no exception. Since porn-consumptions are linked to an increase in depressive and psychosomatic symptoms among adolescents, people here in Bangladesh are facing the dilemma in multi-faucets. Also, it has increased numbers of violence against women and girls in Bangladesh due to easy accessibility to pornography on the internet. Thus, these technological externalities can create market failures and violation of pareto efficiency. But the pecuniary externalities such as scenario of government policies restricting facilitations of porn consumption society-wise cannot. Besides having ongoing efforts for tech-usage progression, government efforts for correcting the tech-externalities in Bangladesh are urgently needed. Probable policies can be in three folds: a) Opening counselling services. b) Inspiring religious places delivering messages on consequences of pornconsumption here and hereafter c) Incorporating into academic curriculum for behavioral changes based on ethics, morality and consequences on own actions including porn-consumption and d) Tech-usage progression without having windows of creating externalities such as porn-consumption.
Keywords:Pornography; Porn-consumption; Tech-externalities