WBCPCR programme focuses on internet safety for children

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WBCPCR programme focuses on internet safety for children

DARJEELING,: The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) and UNICEF organised a program here at Gorkha Ranga Manch on Friday to mark State Child Protection Day.

The theme of the programme was “Stay safe online”.

The programme, aimed to make people aware of child rights, was attended by about 350 children from nine districts of north Bengal along with caregivers.

The programme kicked off with a flash mob outside Gorkha Ranga Manch.  Apart from speeches on safety for children, the program also saw awards being conferred to four child-friendly Police personnel along with Child Care Institutes. During the program, anti-trafficking posters, anti-trafficking audio messages, anti-drug campaign music video and booklets on child rights were also released.

Different performances by children from various districts was one of the highlights of the programme.

Speaking on the theme, WBCPCR chairperson Tulika Das laid emphasis on the need for cyber safety for children. He said, “While using the internet, some children unknowingly get into the dark web and get linked with cybercrime. We cannot stop them from using the internet but we can focus on the safety aspect.” Das also stressed on digital literacy.

Siliguri Mayor Gautam Deb along with other senior officials from the district and dignitaries from Kolkata were also present.

The State Child Protection Day is observed annually on June 9, the foundation day of the WBCPCR.  However, the WBCPCR chairperson said, the commission could not held program on that day and was postponed to June 28.



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