Kerala police all set to launch a mobile app for tracing students skipping classes

Aiming at ensuring students safety and welfare, Kerala police is planning to unveil a mobile app for tracking students who skip classes. The app will monitor students who are leaving homes for attending classes.

Alappuzha district police chief S Surendran reportedly said that they had received numerous complaints about the students, who skipped their classes and become addicts of drugs and alcohol.

“We have also found that many girl students, who skipped their classes, have become the victims of love trap. As such complaints increasing in the district, we have resolved to start a project christened “Kids’ Safe” for the safety and better future of students of our district. This project will be executed in Alappuzha on pilot basis and will be extended to other districts,’’ Times of India quotes Surendran as saying.

This project will be inaugurated on Sunday at Punnapra Police Station.

“All the government, aided and CBSE schools will be covered in this project. The school authorities will upload their attendance register and details of their students online and all the police stations concerned will daily get the details of the students who are not present in the school without informing the school authorities. Then law keepers of the concerned stations will call to the parents of such students and will inquire why they are absent in the classes. If the parents are aware about their kids’ absence in the school, no inquiry will be conducted. If the student is absent without the knowledge of the parent, the police will trace him,’’ he added.

Awareness classes on cybercrimes, personality development and training programmes for the students to keep away from drugs and alcohol will be initiated by the police.

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