In the fast changing times of technology, where everyone is taken over by media and mobile phones, it is almost impossible to keep a close eye on children at all times. With extra- cautious parents and sensitive students, each teacher strives to account for the safety and security of the children under her care. Yet, for times, when each party feels helpless with hands tied to take appropriate steps; when it becomes important to know wrong from right, we must adhere to what law states.
To acquaint and strengthen teachers with acts and laws of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), a workshop was conducted for the teachers of DPS, Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash on October 5th 2019, Saturday, from 8.30am to 3.30 pm at DPS, R K Puram. by Mrs. Sheetal Chaudhary Pradhan, who is presently looking after Mahila Courts Delhi at Saket Courts Complex
Teachers were free to ask questions about similar incidents that may happen in school. They were acquainted with laws that would come to their rescue when things don’t go as expected.
Headmistress Mrs. Archana Pental narrated incidents and mentored teachers to be watchful of signs and traits in children/ people around them. Teachers were directed to gain confidence of the students, to be able to confide in them without any inhibitions. At the same time, they were counseled to be professional with parents and teachers, so as to keep legal matters at bay.
By the end of the workshop, teachers had acquired guidelines with regards to the laws and acts as laid down by POCSO Act.