The Ministry of Women and Child Development has invited suggestions to make schools safer for children.
“The government is making an all-out effort to underpin Child Safety in Schools. Send us Your Suggestions with hashtag #MissionSchoolSafety (sic),” tweeted MWCD on Wednesday.
The ministry is under pressure to create a stringent system to check schools and other educational institutions for safety measures after seven-year-old Pradhyuman was brutally murdered by allegedly a bus conductor in school washroom on September 8.
The hashtag has received several responses. The chief concern shown by parents and caregivers is background check of school staffs and increased presence of security cameras.
A tweeter user, Neha Mathur suggested that there should be “access to live screening in schools to parents. Stricter laws and periodic check of teaching and non-teaching staff.”
Several inputs also suggested spot checks and regular audits of private schools. Government body should give surprise checks to ensure safety measures are followed, another user said.
“By law schools shld be held responsible for any mishaps drng school hrs incl travel (sic),” Amit Singh said on Twitter.
#Missionschoolsafety access to live screening in schools to parents. Stricter laws and periodic check of teaching and non-teaching staff— Neha Mathur (@neehamathur) September 13, 2017
Govt body 2giv surprise checks 2ensure safety measures r followd,Schools shd giv parents list of safety follwed by thm! #MissionSchoolSafety— Rukmani Varma (@pointponder) September 13, 2017
All School Staff should undergo Classes and Physchological Test and Display of Punishment n Rules should be Everywhere— Ashutosh Jaiswal (@Ashutosh010982) September 13, 2017
Suggestion : Schools/Colleges in India must organize free counselling both for students and their parents and teachers #Missionschoolsafety— Miss Bose (@srejanabasu) September 14, 2017
#missionschoolsafety All d schools shud be given 1-2 months to folow all the rules on safety for child whether it appointment/CCTV/training— seena (@seenavinuraj) September 13, 2017