NCERT Publishes Child Helpline Information In Textbooks

Login   |  Register Now

Follow us with

NCERT Publishes Child Helpline Information In Textbooks

Posted on : Friday 13th of April 2018

Total 1 News Image

NEW DELHI:  NCERT has published information about helplines for children in all course books from Class 6-12, giving around 26 crore school children access to them, the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry said.

WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi had suggested the idea to Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar last year during a telephone conversation.

"The National Council Of Educational Research And Training (NCERT) has published the information regarding Childline (1098) 24x7 Helpline for children and POCSO e-box on the back side of the front cover of all course books from Class 6 to Class 12. To equip the children with the information regarding the possible modes of protection/complaints," the ministry said in a statement.

Ms Gandhi had requested her Cabinet colleague to popularise POCSO e-box and Childline 1098 through NCERT publications, screening of educational films on child sexual abuse in schools and having strict norms to employ the support staff.

She thanked the HRD Minister and NCERT for implementing her suggestion and stated that parents, guardians and teachers should remain vigilant about children as well as their behaviour. Any suspected situation should be reported immediately on the Childline No.1098 and the POCSO e-Box, the ministry said.

Through these course books, the information is expected to reach approximately 26 crore students in 15 lakh schools.

NCERT was also advised to include a chapter in social science subject regarding the issues mentioned above.

"The narrative may continue till Class 12 for having a reasonable impact on young minds. The information will not just reach these children, but is about to stay with them on daily basis. As a result, it is expected that the children will be more aware and they may use the Child Helpline or POCSO e-box, in case of any distress. The easy accessibility of this information in the hand of children themselves may also deter the prospective abusers, at least to a reasonable extent," the ministry said.

The information via these books will also be available to 10 lakh teachers along with the family members and care givers of these children.

Courtesy : NDTV

Disclaimer: The contents or any information provided here is strictly personal and way4indians.com does not hold any responsibility or liability on them. We shall endeavor to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

More Articles

Garbage, waste items litter many areas..

A number of residents of Abu Halifa expressed concern about the bad condition of the streets in the area as well as t...

PM to inaugurate Indian Science Con..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Indian Science Congress at Jaland...

MoH obtains approval to extend the ..

The Ministry of Health has obtained approval from supervisory authorities to exten...

CSC examines university degrees of all..

The Civil Service Commission (CSC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education, has formed a team to run a ...

Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes ..

One of the most prolific filmmakers in the country and the pioneer of new wave cinema in India, Mrinal Sen passed awa...

Happy Holidays: Google wishes the w..

Keeping up with the festive spirit, Google on Tuesday came out with a colourful Ch...

Labor department to directly issue wor..

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) issued an administrative circular which allows labor departments to directly ...

MoE finalizing list of expat workers t..

The Administrative Sector at the Ministry of Education is finalizing the list of expatriate employees whose service w...

819 cameras to monitor flow of traf..

Sicora, a company specialized in video monitoring systems, has provided Kuwait wit...

Leadership must own up to defeat al..

"Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan, as when there is success,...

‘I’ll definitely contest in the..

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who founded his own party Makkal Needhi Maia...

His Highness Crown Prince attends Jana..

Representing His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Naw...

Advertisements

Copyright © 2012-2019, All rights Reserved   |  www.way4indians.com  |  This Logo is a trademark of Way4Indians. For Enquires, please contact : info@way4indians.com