Calling up for a ‘zero tolerance’ against child sex abuse, the Crime Investigation Department or CID launched a campaign against child sex abuse on Friday. The CID sought cooperation from parents and educational institutes to attain the goal of making the state free of child abuse.
The police planned to organize a rally with 4,000 children participating on November 19. Sania Mirza and Anurag Sharma, DGP would flag off the rally for the cause.
The announcement was made by the Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma on Friday in Hyderabad. He said that CID is all set to create awareness on the topic. He quoted a report that said around 53.22 per cent girls and 49 per cent boys are sexually abused in different places in the state.
Charu Sinha, Inspector General of Police (IGP), CID said, ‘’In the first phase, we hired 100 counsellors and they are being trained on how to counsel students and teachers as well on child sex abuse. We want to involve parents and teachers and general public in the programme to prevent child sex abuse cases”.
‘’We prepared some tips to prevent sexual abuse. Set family safety for the children, don’t give anyone personal information about yourself like your name and address, it is never okay for grown ups or older kids to touch private body parts, except to keep you healthy and clean, if someone touches your private body parts and asks you to keep it a secret, tell someone about it right away, if the person does not believe you, tell someone else. Children like all of us, have a right to personal space and can declare who is and is not allowed to enter it,’’ Charu Sinha explained.