MEXICALI — The Ministry of Education reported that it is a priority for the State Administration to safeguard the physical and emotional integrity of students, managerial, teaching, administrative and educational support personnel, who attend basic, high school and high school schools. top in the state.
In this regard, the Secretary of Education, Gerardo Arturo Solís Benavides, pointed out that given the events that occurred in some schools of the Baja California High School College (COBACH BC), in this administration, children and adolescents are a priority, guaranteeing the right to a suitable education, as well as preventing acts of violence against students.
Due to the foregoing, the dependency in charge manifests zero tolerance for cases of sexual abuse that arise in educational establishments, for this reason it collaborates with the pertinent authorities with the information that is required for the integration of the files and in the follow-up with complaints filed by affected parties.
Solís Benavides emphasized that it is up to the SE to accompany, provide advice, implement preventive and follow-up measures to those affected, in favor of their physical and emotional well-being, to protect and guarantee their integral development.
It reiterates that every educational institution must guarantee the right to a suitable education, as well as prevent acts of violence against children, adolescents and youth, in any of its forms.
Finally, the secretary urged teachers, parents and administrative staff, when there are elements that put at risk in any way the integrity and dignity of those who attend educational establishments, that the appropriate measures be carried out effectively to guarantee their safety and your best interest.
In response to the policy of protection for women, implemented by the Government of Baja California, the College of Bachelors of the State of Baja California (COBACH BC) initiated the program “You are not alone @”, reported Juan Eugenio Carpio Ascencio, general director of the institution.
The state official said that after the student movements that have led to the separation of eight teachers in the city of Tijuana and one teacher in Mexicali, this inter-institutional program is being implemented that involves the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, the Prosecutor’s Office of Baja California and the Women’s Institute.
He added that the main objective is to eliminate bullying in COBACH BC schools, through a strategy that promotes the culture of reporting, provides psychological support to students, and also raises awareness of bullying issues. and digital violence.
On the other hand, work will be done with parents to strengthen communication with their children and the teaching and administrative staff will be trained on issues of violence, bullying and action protocols.
The program includes individual psychological support for students who have been involved in bullying issues, “we have to take care of what is most precious to Colegio de Bachilleres, our students, and for this reason, we are zero tolerant of bullying and we implemented this comprehensive care program”, declared the state official.
The head of COBACH BC highlighted the accompaniment to the students provided by the Center for the Empowerment and Protection of Women with a Star, AC (CEMUJER) through its head, Viridiana Román.
“It is our duty to listen and act accordingly to the demands of our student population and the civil organizations that support them, harassers are no longer protected by changing their campus, as was done before,” he said.
Carpio Ascencio mentioned that as part of the strategy, the telephone number was made available: 800 028 63 73, where students, parents, teachers and administrative staff can anonymously report irregularities in their schools.
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