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Sudha Murthy's anecdote gives Kerala boy courage to share details of abuse with his teacher. Here's how

The District Child Protection Unit officer concerned told that an FIR has been lodged and the perpetrator booked under POCSO Act

Published on 24th December 2021
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Helpline numbers to report child abuse, sexual harassment to be part of school textbooks in Tamil Nadu: Education Minister

A special training programme was conducted by the state government as part of World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. Over 315 teachers from government, private and aided schools participated

Published on 19th November 2021
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Kovai Education Dept issues instructions to schools after minor's suicide, school heads accountable in case of lapses

The department has also instructed schools to not force students to attend any special classes and any such special classes need to end before 5:30 pm

Published on 19th November 2021
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TN Education Minister: Child safety and sexual abuse awareness programmes in all schools soon

This comes shortly on the heels of the arrest of a school principal in Coimbatore after a teen girl died by suicide due to repeated sexual assault by a teacher in the school

Published on 18th November 2021
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Police files POCSO cases against 48 YouTubers who revealed Coimbatore sexual assault victim's identity

Section 23(2) of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act clearly prohibits such revelation which is why the cases were booked

Published on 17th November 2021
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POCSO case against principal of residential school for harassing Class 10 student

This follows a complaint by the Child Protection Officer of Yadgir. Yadgir-Rural Police had filed a FIR against the principal on November 11

Published on 13th November 2021
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Child abuse cases in Kerala rise while conviction rates remain low since 2016  

A total 17,198 cases were registered under the POCSO Act from 2016 to October 3, 2021. Of these, police had submitted chargesheets in 14,496 cases

 

Published on 27th October 2021
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Puducherry cricket coach booked under POCSO for sexually harassing 16-year-old girl cricketer

The case was booked following a complaint by an aspiring 16-year-old girl cricketer who complained to the Childline that Thamaraikkannan, who was coaching her, misbehaved with her

Published on 21st October 2021
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Madras High Court orders 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for Puducherry teacher who sexually assaulted UKG girl

Justice Velmurugan also noted that culprits are escaping due to technical reasons, and the investigation wing is also not up to the mark. Due to this, the culprits in most cases are escaping, he said

Published on 20th October 2021
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WhatsApp head blasts Apple over its tools to curb child abuse

According to 9to5 Mac, an internal memo by Sebastian Marineau-Mes, a software vice president at Apple, acknowledged that the new child protections have some people "worried about the implications"

Published on 7th August 2021
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Jharkhand Shocker: Four arrested for sexual abuse of minor girls at a shelter home

A statement issued by Jamshedpur city superintendent of police (SP) Subhash Chandra Jat, said that the police have arrested the manager of Mother Teresa Welfare trust among others

Published on 17th June 2021
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US Army trainee arrested after hijacking school bus with 18 children on board

Collazo who was in his third week of basic training with his unit, was in the custody of Richland County Sheriff's Department (RCSD) and charged with 19 counts of kidnapping

Published on 7th May 2021
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Everyday 4 child victims of sexual abuse denied justice due to insufficient evidence: Study

The 'Police case disposal pattern: An enquiry into the cases filed under POCSO Act, 2012' by Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF), is an analysis of pattern of disposal of POCSO cases

Published on 8th March 2021
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Missing girl's body found in a field in Aligarh, police investigating allegations of sexual assault

The victim's family and villagers began looking for her when she did not return home till until late in the evening when they found her body in a field and informed the authorities

Published on 1st March 2021
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Facebook intensifies fight against child abuse content; tightens norms, adds new tools 

Advocating its stringent zero-tolerance stance on child sexual exploitation content on its platform, Facebook said using its apps to harm children is "abhorrent and unacceptable"

Published on 24th February 2021

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