Book Mark Making and Decoration Competition

at Blue Bells Public School, Sector - 10, Gurgaon

A safe school environment makes children's rights a reality, restores hope, eliminates bias, upholds dignity in the child's life and creates an enabling environment that supports a child's positive personality development. In sync with the same objective a Workshop was organized for the teachers under the inspiring guidance of Dr. Alka Saxena, Assistant Director (Health and Wellness), Blue Bells Group of Schools (BBGS), on May 28, 2015. The teachers were sensitized and made aware of the Child Protection Policy. Dr. Anjali Gandhi, Professor, Department of Social Work in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi was the Resource Person for this informative Workshop. She shared her rich experience in handling cases pertaining to child abuse. She emphasized through numerable instances that children are innocent and trusting by nature and thus, they may become easy victim of sexual abuse in the school, family and society at large. She elaborately explained about the POCSO Act, adopted by India to safeguard children from sexual abuse. Dr. Gandhi also briefed on online safety so that teachers could guide the students properly for internet security. Dr. Alka Saxena detailed everyone on Child Protection Policy statements to provide a clear picture to the teachers for ensuring students safety in the school. She appraised the staff about the safety measures to be taken for transport and even when students move out for picnic or any outdoor activities and other areas. She outlined the parameters to follow internet safety protocol and also updated the roles and responsibilities of ‘Child Abuse Monitoring Committee’ to make children feel safe and secure in the school premises.