• The participants, aged between 12 and 30, had to perform tests such as placing a condom with their mouths on a stick

    The Síndic de Greuges de Catalunya has opened an ex officio action to analyze the gymkhana aimed at children, adolescents and adults in which tests of sexual content had to be carried out, organized by the Youth Service of the Municipality of Vilassar de Mar (Barcelona).

    The gymkhana has caused outrage in some families who were unaware of this type of evidence aimed at young people between 12 and 30 years old, in which their children participated, who had to carry out tests such as placing a condom with a mouth on a stick or on a banana, spread it with honey and cream and lick it.

    The Catalan Ombudsman’s website reports that he has become aware of the events as a result of information appearing in the media and the complaints of some families who have approached the institution. It also indicates that some media outlets have reported that the consistory has released images of some girls who participated in the activity while they carried out the tests, specifically, he posted them on the Instagram account of the consistory, without authorization parental.

    Communication to the council

    To study the issue in depth, the Síndic has opened an ex officio action and has addressed the Vilassar de Mar City Council, since he wants to know the assessment of the municipal administration of this situation from the point of view of protecting the interests of the children and adolescents who participated in the gymkhana.

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    The Síndic has also asked about the images that captured children and adolescents while they carried out the gymkhana and on the subsequent publication of said images without the consent of the legal guardians of the children or of the adolescents themselves, as the case may be.

    The City Council of Vilassar de Mar released yesterday a release in which he assured that the gymkhana was dynamized by young people from the leisure monitoring course, who were responsible for adapting the activities to each age group, with special attention to groups of younger children.