Students up to 14 years of age studying in government schools and Anganwadi centres will be sensitised on 'good-touch-bad-touch' under a campaign in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan.
The special campaign will begin tomorrow under which government teachers will be trained and given presentation, printed and other relevant materials on sensitising students, District Collector Jitendra Kumar Soni told PTI.
He said that teachers of 1,700 government schools and workers of 1,500 anganwadi centres of eight panchayat samitis will be trained over next one month.
The campaign is for boys and girls in the age group of 6-14 years. The teachers will be given tips on how kids can be sensitised about good or bad touch by people in their surroundings. Kids of this age group do not understand about touches and therefore they need to be taught about this, he said.
The collector said that private school association has also shown interest in the campaign and they will be covered under the exercise. Besides, various social organisations will also be asked to come forward and be a part of this initiative.
A documentation of the campaign will be prepared in next three months and forwarded to the state government so that such campaign could be launched at the state level, the collector said.
Nitisha Sharma, secretary of Inaya foundation, which will impart the training, said that printed and digital material including short movies, presentation have been prepared which will be given to teachers during their training.
Teaching children about good-touch-bad-touch is very important in times when we are hearing a lot about child abuse and molestation. The good-touch- bad-touch sensitisation will help prevent such incidents, she said
Sharma said that children below 14 years are too young to understand the difference between right and wrong and the campaign will help them.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)