Students can now learn about dog bites and rabies prevention in schools and stay safe and protected from its dangerous effects. Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country are set to introduce lessons on dog behaviour, post-bite care and rabies prevention in schools.
Owing to the increased cases of dog bites and the resultant rabies cases, which posed a significant threat to children, students of Kendriya Vidyalayas will receive first-hand safety knowledge on dog bites and rabies prevention, KVS official said.
The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan will run the programme in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisation to impart education on the subject in its over 1,100 schools in the country.
” The decision has been taken following a series of instances of dog bite and rabies cases in different parts of the country. The education programme will be supported by FIAPO’s education material and efforts of local animal protection groups and individuals,” a KVS official said.
There is an increasing risk of dog bites and rabies among school-aged children due to their cognitively immature tendency toward low perceived vulnerability to bites.
In the education programme, students will have its first-hand experience on basic dog behaviour, post-bite care and rabies prevention.
The programme will help increase safety knowledge and appraisal on children’s injury-risk behaviour, the official added.