DIBRUGARH, Sept 23 - Childline, a telephone helpline for children in distress of the Childline India Foundation, has stepped-in to create awareness among parents and school teachers on the impending danger of online �Blue Whale� game.
The volunteers of Childline offices in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh operated by North East Society for the Promotion of Youth & Masses (NESPYM) have so far visited 30 high schools each in their respective districts to educate the parents and teachers on the threat of the online �Blue Whale� challenge.
Through discourse and distribution of leaflets in English and vernacular languages, Childline has been urging upon the parents and teachers to ensure that children have access to age appropriate online sites which do not promote unethical behaviours or violence. Parents have been asked to ensure that children have access to internet from a computer placed in a common space and not from a private room or from hands held devices. �In our visits to the schools, we have particularly highlighted the precautionary measures and asked parents and teachers to be vigilant and report immediately in case of any symptoms of unusual behaviours in children,� said Monalisha Borah, Coordinator, NESPYM, Childline.