Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed all its affiliated schools across the country to introduce ‘Pledge for An Abuse-Free World for Children’. The initiative was first taken by the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, as an integral part of special and class assemblies.
This is an effort by CBSE to make students aware of their duties, rights and responsibilities and make them responsible for their safety.
The pledge has been circulated all over the schools and it reads “I will not tolerate any type of abusive activities that occur anywhere against me as well as against other children who are my sisters and brothers. I will always be in the forefront to report any such instances to the parents, authorities and the police”. A CBSE notification has asked schools to convene a special assembly to read out the pledge and then include it in class assemblies throughout the year to reinforce the message.