Welcome to the Child Protection module!

Child Protection is the prevention and response to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children. These threats against children have a devastating effect on their mental and physical health as well as their future.

In this module, you will be able to learn about Principles of Child Protection and its importance in school environment by learning to identify risks against children, fundamentals of child development and psychosocial support for children and basics of methodology for dealing with cases of child protection in a school environment. 

e module  will take between 2 to 3 hours to complete. Your understanding of the course content will be evaluated through a final performance task at the end of the course. 

Please follow these guidelines as you participate in discussions:

1.  Respect Diversity and opinions.
Always be respectful to other learners and their opinions and course staff.  We want all learners to feel safe and comfortable to express their views. Please be polite in your own posts, and don't not belittle others in your replies. Bullying, harassment, foul language, and other inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.

2. Use descriptive titles. Be Clear & Concise 
It is important to be description descriptive but clear to ensure Make sure the title of your post says what the post is about. It's is easier to respond to a post with a descriptive title than a post with a vague title. 

3. Participate 
This is a shared learning environment. It is not enough to login and read the discussion thread of others. For the maximum benefit to all, contribution is strongly encouraged. 

4. Cite Your Sources
 If your contribution to the discussion includes the intellectual property (authored material) of others, e.g., books, newspaper, magazine, or journal articles—online or in print—they must be given proper attribution.

5. Edit your profile!
This course will require the learners to interact with each other through the use of discussion forums. The goal is for the learners to get to know each other and build a community. For this reason, please update your profile information before beginning the course. Kindly review “profile update” document for instructions on how to edit your profile information.  
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