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Awareness on good and bad touch among school children in north Gujarat, India



Beeman Mahalakshmi1, Ramalakshmi Govindan2, Patel Tasvirben Kiritkumar1, Siva Subramanian Nagooran1,*, MahidaSadiya Zakirhusen1 & Kirti Harshal2



1Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat -384315, India; 2College of Nursing, S.G.R.R University, Dehradun, Uttarkhand - 248001, India; *Corresponding author



Mahalakshmi Beeman - E-mail: mb.fn@spu.ac.in

Patel Tasvirben Kiritkumar- E-mail: pateltasvir.123@gmail.com

Sivasubramanian Nagooran - E-mail: sn.fn@spu.ac.in

Ramalakshmi Govindan - E-mail: dean.s.n@sgrru.ac.in

Mahida Sadiya Zakirhusen - E-mail: sidmahida.828@gmail.com

Kirti Harshal - E-mail: kirti harshal.207 @gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received August 1, 2023; Revised August 31, 2023; Accepted August 31, 2023, Published August 31, 2023



It is not common to discuss child sexual assault in open conversation. Hence, it is vital to explain the distinction between good and harmful contact in order to stop harmful touch and preserve the safety of children. Therefore, it is of interest to assess the efficacy of teaching initiatives addressing appropriate and inappropriate touching with a view to reducing child sexual abuse. Thus, an experimental research design was employed. Further, a single group pre-test and post-test design was chosen. The data collected from 60 school children at Visnagar, Gujarat, India. Data shows that the mean post-test knowledge score, which averaged at 16.03, was higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score (5.6). Thus, educational programs on child sexual abuse can significantly improve awareness among school children.



Awareness, good touch, bad touch, school children.



Mahalakshmi et al. Bioinformation 19(8): 849-852 (2023)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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