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Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old student delivered a baby inside a school washroom in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, leaving her teachers, other staff and friends flabbergasted.

The incident happened in a government school in the Madhapur area of Hyderabad on Saturday when the grade 9 student reportedly first complained of a stomach ache, after which her teacher sent her to the washroom along with a classmate, NDTV reported.

When the classmate returned, she reported that the girl had delivered a baby. The girl’s parents were then summoned to the school.

Surprisingly, no one, including 13 teachers, had noticed that the girl was expecting a baby.

”She is very slim and would walk with a dupatta on her stomach and she would sit with her bag on her lap, so we didn’t know,” said the girl’s teacher.

According to reports, the girl was allegedly raped by a neighbour, but a rape case was lodged only after the incident became public on Monday.

The district education officer said that the student’s parents may have been aware of her pregnancy but fearing social stigma were reluctant to tell anyone.

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The New Culture of Smartphone Moms! Read Here To Find Out

For the survey, YouGov interviewed mothers with children between less than 12 months till up to 18 years of age and then categorised then into two groups -- young and old mothers.

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While eight in 10 mothers in India believe technology has made parenting easier, 70 per cent mothers claim to have used a smartphone for rearing their kids, according to a new survey. Pixabay

While eight in 10 mothers in India believe technology has made parenting easier, 70 per cent mothers claim to have used a smartphone for rearing their kids, according to a new survey.

Smartphone is the most widely used device for parenting, but only 38 per cent would recommend it to their family or friends, said the study by YouGov, an Internet-based market research and data analytics firm.

Parenting apps, on the other hand, are one of the most used and recommended products of technology used for parenting by mothers in India, YouGov said on Saturday.

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Although technology plays an important role in the lives of these mothers, they fear certain aspects of it, the results showed. Pixabay

The study showed that even though mothers in India rely heavily on their family and offline support groups for parenting advice, a higher number of young mothers are likely to consult online blogs for related information (50 per cent), compared to older moms (41 per cent).

For the survey, YouGov interviewed mothers with children between less than 12 months till up to 18 years of age and then categorised then into two groups — young and old mothers.

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Smartphone is the most widely used device for parenting, but only 38 per cent would recommend it to their family or friends, said the study by YouGov, an Internet-based market research and data analytics firm.
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Those whose children were between less than 12 months to up to 3 years of age were categorised as young mothers. The researchers collected data from over 700 mothers.

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Although technology plays an important role in the lives of these mothers, they fear certain aspects of it, the results showed.

When it comes to the biggest fear of parenting in a digital age, more than three-quarters of mothers (76 per cent) consider protecting their child from online dangers such as cyber bullying a challenge, the study said. (IANS)