Teachers and prevention of CSA by Meeta Sengupta
As a teacher, if you stand me in front of a classroom and tell me to speak to the young ones about CSA, I would freeze. If you tell me first, and then send me to the class, I will try to avoid this task. It is the toughest issue to discuss in a group, one of the toughest to explain to young ones, some of whom may have been victims and others not. The challenge is not just in the grisliness of the subject matter, but also the knowledge that somewhere or the other, we are going to be leaving a mark on young minds.
And yet, tell them we must. It is our job to make them stronger with knowledge and tools. They must know how to protect themselves. We tell them not to talk to strangers or accept sweets from them for fear of drugs or kidnapping. We tell them about germs and viruses for fear of illnesses. This is no different – it is a disease that they must learn not to fall prey to by being strong, vocal and learning to take appropriate action.
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