Promoting Awareness

Promoting AwarenessPromoting Awareness

The Department of Cultural and Social Harm Prevention at the judiciary is piloting a program in cooperation with the Education Ministry to raise awareness among school students on cultural and social issues in order to curb the increasing rate of social ills. “The growth rate of social harms in Iran is over 2.5 times the global rate,” said department head Ali Mohammad Zanganeh. “That prompted us to take action through preventive measures.” The program, currently being trialed in 72 schools in six provinces including Tehran, will educate students in matters such as suicide, addiction, poverty, depression, aggression, and social harm concerning online social media. The packages used in the project are devised in cooperation with the State Welfare Organization and are in four categories of psychology, counseling, legal consultation, and social work, Mehr News Agency reported.


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