Your child refuses to go to school? It could be a phobia

School phobia, school avoidance and school refusal are terms that describe an anxiety disorder in children who have an irrational, persistent fear of going to school. But, since last few years, the number of children suffering from school phobia is increasing

Your child refuses to go to school? It could be a phobiaAccording to figures, 1 per cent to 5 per cent of children suffer from it. It is commonly seen in the boys from the age group of 5 to 16. Fight with friends, fear of teachers and a sudden change of division can lead to school phobia. Krutika Mahajan (name changed), a Santa Cruz resident, […]

Pune police fights for cyber security

Lack of awareness is hampering the process to control cases about cyber bullying, was the fact underlined by the experts from child psychology and cyber psychology, during panel discussion at Pune. A special panel discussion was organized on Saturday at Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar

Pune police fights for cyber securityCyber-bullying is a real problem in today’s day and age. Understanding the problem, a special panel discussion was organised on Saturday as Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar. Dr Bhooshan Shukla, child psychologist, speaking during the discussion, said like all addictions, a kid getting restless […]

20-year-old needs help, college mates step up

Everyone remembers their college days as this is the period when the memories are made. Same is for 20-year-old Gaurav Jaiswal, a S.Y. B. Com student in Kirti college in Mumbai. As he is diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia and needs the bone marrow transplant, but due to lack of funds, his family is unable to carry out the procedure. Then, all of his collegemates chipped in. But still he has not reached the required amount

20-year-old needs help, college mates step upCollege is the period when fond memories are made which will last us a lifetime. Everyone remembers the days they’ve spent in college. But for 20-year-old Gaurav Jaiswal, this period turned out to be so much more. Gaurav, is a S.Y. B. Com student at Kirti College in Mumbai. He was diagnosed with severe aplastic […]

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health

Paediatricians in Maharashtra have launched a project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services, under which, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors. As many as 50 healthcare workers are being trained to cater healthcare needs of the schoolchildren

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health  A group of paediatricians, comprising of members from all over the state, has launched a pilot project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services in Baramati. Under this project, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors such as body mass index, respiratory rate, blood pressure, nutrition, vision, hearing and oral health by a […]

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in India

As a reaction to the on-going ‘Blue whale’ saga, the government has now sent a letter seeking to remove the game from all major sites to make it inaccessible to the vulnerable and innocent minds

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in IndiaThe government has finally taken a lead in the ‘Blue whale’ saga that seemed like a never-ending episode. Ever since the news of a 14-year-old committing a suicide in Mumbai has come out in the media, the country has been searching about the game and its availability, majorly to feed their curiosity. Reportedly, the boy’s […]

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

Mental health issues can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’My dear friends, recently a series of unfortunate events have occured. In the last, 15 days, two innocent youngsters had taken a drastic step of ending their lives. One boy was the child of a couple, who work as bureaucrats. The other boy allegedly lost his life to a horrific online game called ‘Blue Whale’. […]

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’

The biggest concern right now is about the game's accessibility across the Internet. Parents should talk to their children and create awareness about malicious content online. Teachers and counsellors in schools and colleges must give children time when they approach them wanting to speak to them about any problem

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’Last week a 14-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor terrace of his building in Andheri, Mumbai. Police investigations are probing the role of an internet game as the driving force behind his death. The game is named Blue Whale. Why is the name Blue Whale associated with such a game – […]

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplant

She has taught at multiple schools in the past, so a lot of people came forward on their own including Puja's ex-colleagues, students and friends. The key was to spread the word as soon as possible to a wide audience .The pre and post-transplant cost will reach up to Rs40 Lakhs, of which her students and family has raised Rs22 Lakhs (approximately) in 14 days. Her family is also trying to pool in money through crowd-funding, majorly through a platform called Impact Guru

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplantMost of us would remember our favourite teacher and some of us will even be in touch with them. That’s the magic that teachers have in our lives. Teaching is a noble profession. And unmistakably, a one that can never be forgotten! Thanking our teachers could be a task because they wouldn’t expect or accept […]

Talk to your children, avoid negativity say city psychiatrists

With HSC results set to be announced tomorrow May 30. The increasing number of suicide cases during exam results has become highly concerning issue for parents, teachers and children alike. Children who get low marks struggle mentally and emotionally. Attention needs to be paid to these children so as to avoid negative implications on the mental health of a child

Talk to your children, avoid negativity say city psychiatristsThe result for Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination or class 12 of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) will be announced on May 30 at 1 pm. The exams were conducted from February 28 to March 25, 2017. More than 15.05 lakh students appeared for the Maharashtra HSC 2017 exams out […]

Medical Council of India to crack down on fake medical teachers

The biometric based network will allow MCI to check on the faculty members that attend medical colleges. This will tighten the noose and ensure that adequate number of teachers attend colleges

Medical Council of India to crack down on fake medical teachersIn a move to expose the menace of fake faculty which several medical colleges arrange to pass the Medical Council of India (MCI) inspection and get an approval to run their college, the MCI is all set to launch biometric facility in both government and medical colleges to keep an eye on them. Significantly, the […]