COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore rural police have identified hotspots of crime against children based on the two years’ data analysis. More attention would be given to the hotspots under the rural police’s new initiative called ‘Project Pallikoodam’, said superintendent of police V Badrinarayanan.
“Children are the future of our nation. Crime against children is on the rise, and we have to protect them,” he said.
As per the new initiative, school children aged below 10 years, will be taught about good touch and bad touch and students above 10 years would be given about cybercrime awareness, he said.
“Our aim is to create awareness among students and prevent them from mental and physical trauma,” he said.
After launching the Project Pallikoodam at the district police office (DPO) here, Badrinarayanan said 997 schools are functioning in the rural police jurisdiction. The designated personnel from each police station will visit the school and conduct the awareness programmes for the school children.
“We are planning to create awareness among headmasters, principals and physical education teachers that how to approach police if any students are subjected to sexual assault,” he added.