THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN CREATING AWARENESS ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AMONG SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • Archana Sharma Faculty of Mass Communication, Department of Mass Communication and Media Technology, RIMT University, India
Keywords: Role of media, Child sexual abuse, Good Touch Bad Touch, school students, awareness

Abstract

Aim. This study aims to analyse the role of media in creating awareness on child sexual abuse and Good Touch Bad Touch among children. The research also aims to study the students’ awareness level of Child Sexual Abuse which includes the Good Touch Bad Touch.

Method. The survey research method was used to collect data, through a well-structured questionnaire from 100 respondents of a school from a city of Punjab, constituting 20 respondents from each class, selected through convenient sampling.

Result. The findings reveal that the media failed to create awareness on child sexual abuse among children. 90% of the respondents were not aware of any child sexual abuse or child helpline number.

Conclusion. Even though, some initiatives were taken by various media tools to raise the child safety issue in the society, but those are not enough. There is a need to develop and run more specific programs regularly to raise awareness throughout society on child sexual abuse.

Author Biography

Archana Sharma, Faculty of Mass Communication, Department of Mass Communication and Media Technology, RIMT University, India

She is working as an Assistant Professor in Mass Communication and Media Technologoly, RIMT University. She is perusing PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication from RIMT University. She has received Master degree from Guru Jambheshwar University and M.Phil degree from Kurukshetra University in the subject Journalism and Mass Communication. At present, she is pursuing PhD. in Journalism and Mass Communication from RIMT University.  She has 11 years teaching experience in field of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her area of specialization are Photography, Video/Film Production, Video Editing, and Research.

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Published
2020-09-11
How to Cite
Sharma, A. (2020). THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN CREATING AWARENESS ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AMONG SCHOOL STUDENTS. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 11(2), 52-67. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2020.2.52.67