‘Good touch bad touch’ awareness camp organised

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Oct 2017 11:22:37


Staff Reporter,

To mark International Day of Girl Child Nirbhaya Women Shelter Home organized sex education awareness camp for children titled ‘good touch and bad touch.’ Shelter home volunteers along with Shahjana bad police officials organised this camp. With an increase in child sexual abuse incidents it is necessary to educated children of tender age about sexual abuse and how to take help when required. In the camp school students from Shahjehanbad participated in good number. Counselor Samar Khan told children that they must be taught that if something is uncomfortable, they need to inform any elder who she can trust. Besides, they also have the right to say no.

Their safety is more important than good manners .It is also important to teach children correct names of body part so that they don’t feel embarrassed talking about it and in an adverse situation identification becomes easier.

Good touch makes you feel comfortable and bad touch makes you feel uneasy and it hurts emotionally and feelings too. A simple understanding of the nature of touch which can be also exhibited through pictures can help children indentify the issue .Additional to that police staff present in the camp also informed about helpline numbers and officials details.