Port Blair, Oct 12: District Child Protection Unit, South Andaman conducted an awareness program on POCSO Act as well as Good & Bad Touch at Nirmala Senior Secondary School, Prem Nagar on 12th October 2022.
The children of Classes 6th to 8th participated in the program. The resource persons to impart the sessions were Inspector Rashida from Crime against Women Cell (Dept of Police) and Protection Officer NIC from District Child Protection Unit, South Andaman on the various offences that are covered under POCSO Act and its Provision.
The children were sensitized on Good & Bad Touch. The children were motivated to SAY NO at the very first instance when they come across with any Bad/ Unsafe Touch and report it to the Trust ones. During the session information was also given to the children on the important Service/Institutions working for the protection of children from all types of abuse.
Important contact numbers/ Helpline Numbers such as Police Helpline (100), Child Helpline (1098) and District Child Protection Unit (Room No 19), DC Office were also shared with the children.