Arpan believes every child has a right to be safe from sexual abuse irrespective of their class, creed, gender or geography. Being the largest NGO in India working passionately towards prevention and intervention, Arpan conducts Personal Safety education programme with children from grades 1 to 10 and their caregivers to equip them with knowledge and skills to identify, refuse an unsafe touch and situation and seek support. This programme has touched lives of 110,000 children and 85,000 adults through 192 schools, communities and institutions.
With a vision of a world free from child sexual abuse, Arpan is continuously striving to scale and ensure that personal safety messages reach out to each and every child of this country. As one of the modalities to go beyond geographical and manpower constraints, Arpan has launched an online prevention and awareness curriculum.
This is available on the e-learning platform http://www.arpanelearn.com which is an interactive and easy way for children to learn about Personal Safety. Through this online course, children will learn about Personal Safety Rules and will be able to identify safe and unsafe situations and touches. These rules will help them to refuse an unsafe touch and seek help from a helping l adult.
This free, online platform provides child-friendly resources and also helps parents, teachers and adults to teach their children about Personal Safety. As such, it takes the Arpan Personal Safety classrooms to children’s homes and schools so that they can learn to participate in their safety from the comfort of their homes or schools. This curriculum can create avenues for opening up communication channels between caregivers and children on an otherwise sensitive issue of personal safety.
The Facilitator’s Course is meant for any parent, teacher or adult interested in playing their part in child protection and helping their children participate in their safety. The course takes 5 minutes and prepares the adult to facilitate the Personal Safety course for children.
Here is the link of the course:
Personal Safety Course
The Personal Safety Course is meant for 8 to 10-year-old children. The course introduces kids to age-appropriate information on safe and unsafe touches, helps them to identify unsafe touches, refuse them and seek help. It also introduces Personal Safety Rule which teaches children that “It is never alright for someone to touch, look and talk about their Private Body Parts except to keep them clean and healthy”. The term Private Body Parts is explained as those parts which are covered by undergarments or swimming suits. It consists of 12 original videos and over a dozen quizzes. Our videos feature 3 main characters – ChiSa, Neha and Aamir. ChiSa is a charming exercise loving dog who hosts and guides the children throughout their learning experience. Neha and Aamir are two 9-year-old children who ask the questions that children are likely to have and ChiSa responds to them.
Here is the link of course
Here is a video to know more about the programme
My Safety Book
The platform also hosts “My Safety Book”, a picture-story book for children between the ages of 4-7. This book teaches your child how to identify potentially unsafe situations; and how to seek help from a trusted adult when faced with an unsafe situation.
Here is the link of the book:
Child Safety Resources
The E-Learn Portal also provides host of resources for caregivers such as ‘Responding to Child Sexual Abuse – A Handbook for Caregivers’ and the ‘Understanding CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE – Frequently Asked Questions’. These booklets equip caregivers with the knowledge and vocabulary needed to understand the issue of Child Sexual Abuse, facilitate an understanding of the issue and propose simple tips for participating in children’s safety. These resources are a result of Arpan’s first-hand experience of working on the ground for the last 11+ years.
Here is the link of our resources: https://www.arpanelearn.com/