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Raising awareness on sexual abuse: Police plan counselling sessions in Jaipur schools

A meeting of the district collector, education officers and representatives of several schools, was held on Monday to discuss the details of the project.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur |
Updated: June 29, 2016 12:32:39 am

IN ITs bid to sensitise children about sexual abuse, the Jaipur Police has decided to conduct counselling sessions in schools across the state capital.

A meeting of the district collector, education officers and representatives of several schools, was held on Monday to discuss the details of the project.

The sessions will aim at educating the children to distinguish between “good touch” and “bad touch”. “Most of the children are not even aware of the intentions of the person…whether it’s bad or the good touch. These sessions will help them in identifying the person at the earliest stage possible,” Jaipur Police Commissioner Sanjay Agarwal told The Indian Express.

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“In most cases, children do not share it with anyone and even when they complain, the parents do not know where to take them and avoid going to the police stations,” he added.

The sessions will be conducted in collaborations with various NGOs, counsellors and school authorities.

A woman police officer will be deputed to talk to the children and deal with these issues.

“We will encourage the school authorities to run campaigns and make their students aware. We are always ready to intervene whenever required,” Agarwal further added.

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