Malappuram: The district police have come up with a unique plan in a bid to save children from the allure of intoxicating substances as well as the dark side of cyberspace. As per a directive from the Home Ministry, the 'Kids Glove' program targets to inform thousands of children across the district about cyber threats and the harmful effects of drugs. The program begins on the 24th.
Selected students from every school will get the training in the first phase. Detailed classes will take place after the annual exams get over. The police intend to reach every student with their anti-drug and cyber threat message by the end of the year.
Experts will lead classes on each area. The necessary equipment will be made available to train the kids on aspects regarding cyber threats. The training will be provided in such a way that a student who goes through the process will be able to pass on information to his or her classmates.
Currently Student Police Cadets (SPCs) are being provided such classes as a part of their training. Hence, SPCs are not intended to be targeted much in the new plan. The other children in the school will get preference over SPCs.
“There are plenty of cases where youth in the district have fallen into the traps of cyberspace. Meanwhile, drug related cases are on the rise among the same demographic. The Kids Glove program aims to make students aware at an early age about the deadly effects of these problems and make them capable of strongly resisting such lures,” said district police head, Debesh Kumar Behra.