Details of Child Protection Schemes in NCERT Books!

Details of Child Protection Schemes in NCERT Books!

Child Protection schemes like the POCSO Act and 24x7 children helpline numbers are now being published on the inside of the front cover of all the course books from 6-12. It is published by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), the steps are taken to equip the children with the information regarding the possible modes of protection and complaints. The WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi had requested Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar and NCERT to popularise POCSO e-Box and childline 1098 through NCERT publications and having strict norms for employing the support staff. After this step was taken, Gandhi thanked Javadekar and NCERT for implementing her suggestion. The parents, guardians, and teachers should know about the children as well as their behaviour and if they have any suspected situations they should report immediately on the children No 1098 and the POSCO e-Box. Through these course books, they expect that the information can be reached approximately 26 crores school students and more than 10 lakh teachers in around 15 lakh schools.

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