NCERT books to include list of do’s to curb child abuse

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has decided to include a list of dos in all its books from the next session to deal with the rising cases of child abuse.

NCERT wants children to know the difference between ‘good touch’ and ‘bad touch.’ With the inclusion of the list, students could look up to their books to know what they need to do if they face any abuse.

NCERT will have a list related to the dos in its textbooks from the next academic session.

Besides, it will also have certain helpline numbers, detail of the POCSO Act and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

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“From the next session, the inner side of the back cover of all NCERT books will have certain guidelines in easily comprehensible language. It will also have certain illustrations about good touch and bad touch,” Hrushikesh Senapaty told PTI.

Earlier, the CBSE had asked schools to conduct psychometric evaluation as well as police verification of their teaching and non-teaching staff. Besides, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had suggested hiring women drivers for school buses keeping in view the safety of students in schools.

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