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In meeting with 700 schools, cops outline must-take safety measures

Posted on September 20th, 2017 in Child Protection, Schools |

EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE, September 20, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

SAFETY AUDIT of school premises conducted by police officials presence of police personnel outside school gates, representation of police officials in school bus transport committees functional CCTVs in schools and woman attendants deputed in washrooms and buses. These were some of the measures discussed at a meeting between Pune Police officials, and principals and headmasters of several schools and junior colleges, held at the Nehru Memorial Hall on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Police chief asks principals to ensure students’ safety

Posted on September 20th, 2017 in Child Protection |

ST Correspondent, September 20, 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: In order to ensure that the children are safe in schools and to inform the teachers about security measures they need to take in their schools, Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla interacted with school principals and teachers on Tuesday. Shukla said the ‘Police Kaka’ initiative, that was launched a couple of months ago, has reached 1,122 schools and the rest of the schools would be covered soon.  Read the rest of this entry »

Principals, teachers raise security issues

Posted on September 20th, 2017 in Child Protection, Teachers |

Shalaka Shinde, September 20, 2017

Source: Hindustan Times

If you feel there are certain undesirable elements or the behaviour of some employee is out of the way, you can ask him to get his police verification done again as one of the service conditions.
RAVINDRA KADAM, additional commissioner of police

PUNE: Principals and teachers of over 700 schools and colleges, present at the awareness programme conducted by Pune police commissioner Rashmi Shukla, raised security concerns faced by their schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Schools dial­in to ‘Police Kaka’

Posted on September 20th, 2017 in Child Protection, Transportation |

Shalaka Shinde, September 20, 2017

Source: Hindustan Times

Principals and teachers of over 700 schools and colleges were present at the awareness programme

Unauthorised vehicles transporting children to schools need to stop plying on roads. RASHMI SHUKLA, police commissioner

PUNE: In the light of the recent incident at the Ryan International School in Gurugram, principals and teachers from over 700 schools were, on Tuesday, instructed about the necessary steps which they have to take to ensure security of students. The Pune police organised the awareness programme regarding the recently launched initiative of ‘Police Kaka’. Read the rest of this entry »

Post Ryan scare, CBSE, CISCE ring security alarm

Posted on September 16th, 2017 in Child Protection |

Meeta Ramnani, September 16, 2017

Source: Mirror

Schools asked to submit safety audit report within two days; some city institutions complain of less time given for task
With the country shaken by the gruesome murder of seven-year old Pradyuman Thakur within his school premises at Gurugram last week, the two central boards ­ Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) -have felt compelled to issue circulars to their schools, seeking safety audits. While CBSE schools have been given two months to submit their report, many ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education run by CISCE) schools were found grappling with the stiff deadline of Saturday, September 16. Read the rest of this entry »

Schools need an eye beyond CCTV cameras

Posted on September 15th, 2017 in Child Protection, Infrastructure |

A Mariyam Alavi, September 15, 2017

Source: The Times of India

IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE A major overhaul of policy and practices needed to ensure students’ safety in schools A student was found murdered in Ranchi. A student drowned in a swimming pool at Bhopal. Such incidents are happening everywhere… But it happens more so in private schools because of a lack of vigilance
PRIYANK KANOONGO, member of RTE and NCPCR Just one or even ten cameras are not sufficient. At Bal Bharti Public School in Pitampura, we have 300 such cameras in every corner of the school. But how many schools will actually be able to afford it? Read the rest of this entry »

St Mary’s puts new campus security measures in place for children’s safety

Posted on September 14th, 2017 in Child Protection, Transportation |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, September 14, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : St Mary’s School, located in Camp, has issued a slew of measures to strengthen the existing security system on its campus.

Schools across the country have been forced to review and bolster their security measures following shocking incidents of students dying due to negligence, being abused and even killed on campuses.

One major step initiated by St Mary’s makes it mandatory for female attendants to pick up students from the campus, and accompany them on private school buses. Read the rest of this entry »

ZP to impart self-defence training to girls in schools

Posted on September 13th, 2017 in Child Protection |

Vijay Chavan, September 13, 2017

Source: Mirror

Students from classes VIII to XII will be trained to boost confidence
With a view to teach self-defence techniques to teenage girls study ing in government and private schools, the zilla parishad (ZP) au thorities have announced a new initiative -Smart Girl. As per this programme, teachers will be trained with various activities related to self-defence. These hand-picked teachers will provide training the students from classes VIII to XII. Read the rest of this entry »

Parents exchange tips, talk about security in PTA meets

Posted on September 13th, 2017 in Child Protection |

SwatiShindeGole, September 13, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Parents of many school-going children are highly concerned about the safety and security of their children. Parent-teacher meetings too are discussing several safety issues.

Bunny KC said she had a special needs’ child. “I pulled him out of regular school and have been homeschooling him for the past three years. I cannot handle the uncertainty and fear associated with handing over my child’s welfare to anyone else. There is a huge need to educate people about how to cope with frustration rather than target vulnerable children.“ Read the rest of this entry »

Schools step up safety measures for students

Posted on September 13th, 2017 in Child Protection, Infrastructure |

SwatiShindeGole, September 13, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Schools across the city have begun to ramp up their safety measures after the Gurugram incident where a minor was murdered recently .

The heads of many schools are ensuring that their entire campus is under close circuit camera coverage and issuing identification cards to every person entering the premises.

The Bishop’s School has requested parents to check if the photograph of the driver and the attendant of a private transport bus in which their ward is travelling is visible on the cellphone app and student information system. Read the rest of this entry »