The Tamil Nadu government has released guidelines for protecting school students from sexual abuse. The regulation states that every school should have a eight member student protection counsel group consisting of the school headmaster or headmistress, teachers, members of the parent teachers association, non teaching staff, outside members and management representatives.
A hotline will be introduced in a month’s time in the state. The team should forward all complaints to the central complaint centre where it will be registered. There will be a dress code for online classes for both the teachers and the students. Apart from recording online classes, the regulation also specifies safety boxes for suggestions and complaints. The regulation also states that the schools should observe “prevention of abuse of children week” from November 15 to 22nd every year.