In an effort to resolve problems faced by school and college students, Thane rural police on Tuesday launched a ‘Didi-Kaka’ scheme where in police personnel will adopt schools to educate students about various safety measures in a bid to prevent sexual abuse and other crimes against children.
Under the ‘didi-kaka’scheme, launched at a function at Bhayander by Thane district superintendent of police Shivaji Rathod, children will be made aware about the difference between a ‘good touch’ and a ‘bad touch’ with a view to avoid unpleasant incidents.
Speaking on the occasion, Rathod said that “Two security personnel, who are referred as ‘police didi’ and ‘police kaka’, will visit schools once a week and interact with students to know about their problems.”
“This is necessary because of the increasing crimes against females. Girls seldom discuss their problems with parents. Therefore, the scheme will help the police in understanding their problems and resolving them,” added Rathod.
Children will be provided details of their police station area concerned, and the phone numbers on which they can contact the police in case of an emergency.
Police officials said that efforts were on to install complaint boxes in all schools and colleges where students could write and drop in their grievances and suggestions.