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The Assam Kaziranga University

Awareness campaign against corporal punishment and online violence

Awareness campaign against corporal punishment and online violence

The School of Social Sciences, The Assam Kaziranga University organized a one-day “Awareness Campaign Against Corporal Punishment and Online Violence” in collaboration with the WAY Foundation, Guwahati on 27th October 2022 (Thursday) in the University Campus.

The WAY Foundation (We Are Young Foundation) has been registered since 2013 and works on young populations in different regions at the National Level.

This Awareness Campaign was organized under the ‘Youth For Surakshya - Ending Violence Against Children Programme’, Partnering WAY Foundation, UNICEF, NSS and the Government of Assam.

The Resource Person Ms Pallabi Saikia (Youth Intervention Lead, WAY Foundation) Describes mainly two topics, i.e., Corporal Punishment, and Online Violence in the context of the young population. The young minds have experienced Corporal Punishment at Schools, in their respective homes, in peer groups, and community. Corporal Punishment or Physical Punishment which is against the law affects young minds Mentally and Physically. Online violence has been widely experienced by most of the population, especially by the young population in one or another form starting from negative comments, misinformation, bullying and other forms of cyber-crimes.

This is the right time to act in this area to create awareness and fight against corporal punishment and any kind of online violence including online bullying. The young population and Professional Social Workers/Social Scientists must understand and create awareness among the community people, and in their field of practice to address these issues.

The resource person Ms. Pallabi Saikia and her Associate Ms. Nishat Anzum had an online question-answer session for completing the programme, through which all the participants received online certificates for attending the same. 

This programme was coordinated by Dr Golak B Patra, Associate Professor, SSS, KU and Ms Rekha Sarma, WAY Foundation, Guwahati. Introductory speech and vote of thanks proposed by Ms Anangsha Rajguru, Assistant Professor, SSS, KU. Guests were felicitated by the Dean, SSS, KU. The programme was very much relevant contrasting the recent initiatives by the UGC to include cyber security courses at UG and PG levels in Higher Education Institutes. The Programme for the students of SSS, KU; was organised successfully with the help of the University and the WAY Foundation, Guwahati, Assam.

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