by Lynette Sequeira
MUMBAI, JULY 26, 2017: Police personnel from the MHB police station in Borivli conducted an awareness drive on 'good touch' and 'bad touch' at Don Bosco High School and Junior College, Borivli, entitled 'Police Didi', for the students of standard five to seven on July 25.
AIP More and Lady Constable Bhoir animated the awareness programme, which is part of a campaign taken up by the police department to help youth recognise dangers in society and in turn inform school and police authorities thereafter.
Through an interactive question and answer session and a number of videos, cartoons and animations, the children were taught about 'How to Be Safe' and 'How to Recognise Danger'.
The boys were told about who they could trust - their 'Bodyguard'; and how they must always talk to their parents and teachers openly, without any shame or fear, whenever they sense any kind of physical danger.
The students were also briefed on how to react if they encounter any sudden and unexpected events. They were told about how the police department, were available by dialing 100 and the Childline helpline number 1098 was always at their service.
The initiative taken up by the MHB police station was greatly appreciated by the school management, as it has equipped the students with important coping mechanisms and assured them that they always have someone to turn to in their time of need.