Safe & Unsafe Session @ GGS
Prevention is better than cure. Most of the time, we are unsure about how to respond to a
situation. Many of us might not be aware of the best course of action to take when our life and limbs are in danger. How do we respond when we are affronted by someone on the street, in a store, or in a park? A few practical tips on how to respond will undoubtedly help safeguard both ourselves and others in many different circumstances.
With this in view, Gajera Global School held a session at school on ‘Safe & Unsafe Touch’. Young learners, particularly those below the age of six, are particularly vulnerable because of their small size. So how do they protect themselves in spite of this physical limitation? The session focused on this area in particular and showed them how to respond to an unfortunate event like that. They were shown how to identify the bad touches and call out the perpetrator. They also learnt how to preempt such events and take necessary precautions.
We had the good fortune to experience childhood without worrying about physical abuse. We used to play in the streets by ourselves, play till late at night, and ride our bicycles throughout the city carefree. Our parents were aware that we would return. Our parents felt secure even though we didn't talk to them on the phone often.
But gone are those days. Now we need to teach our children to be aware of ‘Safe’ and ‘Unsafe’. And however much we hate to do that, we cannot avoid doing so for the safety of our loved little ones.