29-April-2022

Prayas JAC Society Invited for a Collaborative Awareness Program with Childline 1098 and A&N Police Dept. on POCSO Act, 2012 for Students

Prayas JAC Society Invited for a Collaborative Awareness Program with Childline 1098 & Andaman & Nicobar Police Department on POCSO Act, 2012 for Students in Junglighat & Manglutan.....April 29, 2022 Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) Islands / New Delhi

On April 28, 2022, Prayas JAC Society was invited to conduct collaborative awareness campaign of #CHILDLINE1098 in collaboration with Andaman & Nicobar Police and other stakeholders at Govt. Senior Secondary School, Junglighat. There were 135 participants. Functioning of CHILDLINE 1098, Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act, 2012 #POCSOAct and Cyber Crimes were the discussed. The participants were made aware about child abuse & how the children are highly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Prayas JAC Society briefed the participants about the various categories of child abuse namely physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect and emotional abuse.

Impacts of child sexual abuse such as trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, re-enactments and avoidance were also covered in the session. It stressed on the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment while communicating with the children who had fought child sexual abuse and making sure that children are not under any kind of pressure. There was a discussion around how they can reach CHILDLINE 1098 and police personnel when required. The awareness was also created about the increase in cyber-crimes due to online schooling and how they can avoid situations by falling prey on social media platforms to strangers. Case studies were shared of two cases that were registered this month wherein a child randomly had shared her pic with an unknown and then how her photo was misused on social media. This followed the registration of an FIR and then arrest of the accused from Rajasthan and another case wherein a child was addicted to an online game called free fire and then how she went on making online friends not knowing their whereabouts. how she spent all her day online were shared to make them aware of what's happening around them and to make them cautious.

April 26, 2022; Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Prayas JAC Society was invited to conduct a collaborative awareness programme of #CHILDLINE1098 and Humfrygunj Police Station Govt. Senior Secondary School, Manglutan, in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Students were briefed about Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act, 2012 #POCSOAct and cyber-crime which is becoming prevalent these days. There were altogether 160 participants. The participants were educated about child abuse and how the children are highly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Prayas’ Project Co-ordination briefed the participants about the various categories of child abuse namely Physical abuse, Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, Neglect and emotional Abuse. The various complexities in Child Protection were also discussed during the session and the topic of child rights and human rights were also covered. Impacts of child sexual abuse such as Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress disorder, Re-enactments and avoidance were also covered by me in the session. I stressed on the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment while communicating with the children who had suffered child sexual abuse and making sure that children are not under any kind of pressure. This can be done by choosing a safe location, explaining who we are and what we do, maintaining equality, etc. In the same session, I spoke about the basic sex education and the difference between a good touch and a bad touch. The changes that take place when children undergo puberty were outlined to the participants.

Ms. Marya Sheela, Project Coordinator from Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society conducted the awareness program. In presence were, SHO Humfrygunj, Advocate Ashish Kumar from the Delhi team, along with Advocate Mini from Andaman & Nicobar Islands team of #Prayas_JAC_Society.

About Prayas

Prayas JAC Society, a national level NGO, is operating in 10 states/UTs from Arunachal to Andamans, J&K being the latest. Working for 34 years, among others, in the areas of child rights and empowerment of marginalized children, youth and women. Prayas is working for child protection, care, development, rehabilitation and social reintegration and justice for estimated 35 million children in need of care and protection (CNCP).

For more information and any discussion with Mr. Amod K. Kanth, General Secretary, Prayas JAC Society:

Please reach out to: Pawan Kumar, Manager-Media, New Delhi, pawan@prayaschildren.org; 9311506910

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