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CBSE issues circular to schools to screen film on child sex abuse

Oct 27, 2015 16:48 IST

    With the number of crimes against women and children surging every day, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently decided to educate students about child sex abuse through film. In its circular, the CBSE schools across the country have been asked to screen a film called ‘Komal,’ so as to make the children aware about the difference between ‘bad touch’ and ‘good touch.’

    CBSE Notification

    In the notification, CBSE has asked all the schools in the country to ensure that all children view the informative and instructive film. The purpose of this film screening is to help children remain better equipped for their protection, as well as, for the protection of their friends. The film also explains to the students, their friendly resort in case they need help.

    Many schools in India already educating children on ‘good touch’ and ‘bad touch’

    A lot of schools in Kolkata have started the programmes and classes that explain the primary students, the difference between ‘good touch’ and ‘bad touch’. Some of the schools, in fact, had been screening the film ‘Komal’ even before the CBSE notification.

    About the child sex abuse film- ‘Komal’

    • Komal is a nation award winning short film that will soon be screened across all CBSE schools in the country.
    • The duration of this film is 10 minutes.
    • The Ministry of women and child development has produced this film.
    • ‘Komal’ has been made with assistance from Childline.
    • The film on child sex abuse was given the national award under the category of best educational film.

    The film will try to explain the primary students about the good and bad touch through this film in a very subtle manner. It is important to note that explaining the things about child sex abuse to children is one of the most challenging tasks for parents, teachers as well as all the guardians.

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