New delhi: Abuse of Children has become the burning issue of the society. Amid rising cases of abuse of children, the NCERT wants the students to recognise the difference between ‘good touch’ and ‘bad touch’ and look up to their books to know what they should do if they face abuse.
The National Council of Education Research and Training, which suggests the Centre and state governments on school curriculum and text books, has said all its books from the next session will carry a list of dos to deal with such cases.
It will also have certain helpline numbers, brief about the POCSO Act and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
Teachers do make an effort to educate students to differentiate between ‘good and bad touch’, but they, as well as parents, are often clueless about what to do in such situations and where to report such cases, he said.
There will be helpline numbers where students or parents can report such cases or seek any help or counselling. There will be a brief about the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and NCPCR, according to report.
The move comes in the backdrop of concerns about the safety of students in the wake of killing of a seven-year-old boy on a private school campus in Gurgaon and the rape of a five-year-old girl by a school peon in Delhi.