In collaboration with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), IIT Kanpur developed a Kit to spread awareness about sexual abuse among children. It is an interactive means to teach children about personal safety, respecting their body and overcoming guilt. The kit will help them realise if they have been violated or exploited as in most of the cases children aren’t aware of what is sexual abuse and if they were being abused.

Children from the age of 8 to 12 can use this kit. Moreover, it can help to teach 30-35 children in a classroom with the help of a teacher or workshop facilitator. There is also a video and reading manual to understand the functioning of the kit for the teachers.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and IIT Kanpur developed a Kit to spread awareness about sexual abuse among children.
  • It helps kids to understand about personal safety, respecting their body, overcoming guilt and speaking up against the predators. 
  • It is for 8 to 12 years old kids.
  • The kit comprises of cards, posters, short animation clips and games.

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What’s in the kit?

This kit is a package comprising of cards, posters, short animation clips and games. According to the 38th statutory meeting of NCPCR, teachers can use this kit to conduct an interactive workshop for children about sexual abuse awareness. As children can fall into the traps of predators without even realising and any kind of physical and psychological abuse can scar them for life.

“Through the workshop, children learn about personal safety, respecting their body and overcoming guilt,” it said. “It also gets children to talk about this issue with their peers and understand that they need to speak up, which many kids don’t.”  The kit also features game cards as an intervention to assess the learning acquired by children (Reported by Hindustan Times).

Right now the kit is under examination of the psychologists at Central Institute of Psychiatry for further scrutiny. After this, a revised version of the kit will be launched on the bases of their feedbacks.

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Divya Tripathi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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