Child rights panel orders video surveillance of schools

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Kollam: The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has directed the Directorate of General Education to prepare a guideline for the installation of close-circuit cameras in schools.

The Child Rights Commission has also directed the State Police Chief to take stringent action against those who are found to be violating or misusing the rules under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and those who send fake complaints.

Action must be taken against those, including children, who trespass and cause damage in schools and public institutions, and who behave badly to the students and teachers, under the child rights protection rules.

Awareness and training on child rights rules must be imparted to all teachers in the State.

Child Rights Commission member Reni Antony has given these directions based on a complaint from the mother of a Class-9 student of the Siva Vilasam Vocational Higher Secondary School at Thamarakudy village within the Kottarakkara taluk of Kollam district. 

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