Trichy Childline1098 Collab created awareness among the school children in Government aided Primary school in Bichandarkoil of Manachanallur Block of Trichirapalli District about good touch and bad touch and team member Social work counselor said “For children, “good” touch is touch that cares for them, that is necessary for their health or safety, or makes them feel safe, or is fun. “Bad” touch is any touch that they don’t want or makes them feel scared, or any secret touch, or any touch on their genitals or bottom, unless it’s necessary for their health. The differences between safe and unsafe touch are important to parents and teachers when it comes to their children, especially young kids who are in elementary and middle schools. It’s also important to teach adults that we have the primary responsibility for keeping children safe.
So whether it is schools, families, first responders, sports teams, etc, it’s important for all of us to be aware and invested in keeping our children safe. The most important thing is for parents and teachers to have that dialog with the child and the dialog that it’s okay in the context of having open and front discussions about our bodies.”Another childline 1098 team member Gandhimathi said, “In India, CHILDLINE 1098 is the first national 24-hour free emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection. Its mission, through the guiding principles ‘Connect’, ‘Catalyse’, ‘Collaborate’ and ‘Communicate’, is to create a safe system able to ensure the rights that should be granted to every single children of the world.
We, SEVAI, is partner organisation of CHILDLINE 1098-collab and we operate in the entire district of Trichirapalli. CHILDLINE works for the protection of rights of all children aged from 0 to 18. Their special focus is on all children in need of care and protection, especially the more vulnerable sections, that includes,Victims of child sexual abuse,Street children and youth living alone on the streets, Child labourers working in the unorganised and organized sectors, Domestic help, especially girl domestics, Children affected by physical / sexual / emotional abuse in family, schools or institutions, Children who need emotional support and guidance, Children of commercial sex workers, Child victims of the flesh trade, Victims of child trafficking, Children abandoned by parents or guardians, Missing children, Run away children, Children who are victims of substance abuse,Differently-abled children, Children in conflict with the law,Children in institutions, Mentally challenged children,HIV/ AIDS infected children, Children affected by conflict and disaster and Children whose families are in crisis. It also helps the children who are in need of care and protection”. Govin