Home News Cops visit schools to promote child protection awareness

Cops visit schools to promote child protection awareness

325

The Kimberley SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit and the Douglas SAPS Social Crime Prevention unit visited Bongani and Bucklands primary schools on May 30 as part of Child Protection Month.

The police visited two primary schools in Douglas to engage with the pupils as part of Child Protection Month. Picture: SAPS

THE KIMBERLEY SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit and the Douglas SAPS Social Crime Prevention unit visited Bongani and Bucklands primary schools on May 30. The visit was part of a broader initiative to commemorate Child Protection Month.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock explained that the campaign is a part of SAPS’s commitment to Child Protection Month. This year’s theme, “Protecting South African Children, 30 years on,” underscores the ongoing efforts to safeguard the nation’s youth.

The team engaged with over 250 learners on a range of critical issues, including general bullying, cyberbullying, sexual offences, teenage pregnancy, the dangers of weapons, substance abuse and the importance of school discipline.

The learners were reminded of their fundamental rights, including the right to protection, dignity, freedom from human trafficking, access to education, care and freedom from cruel treatment.

The children were encouraged to respect their bodies and those of others, as well as being reminded of the important message, “If you see something, say something.”

The SAPS urges anyone wishing to report a crime to call 08600 10111. For additional support, Childline can be reached at 0800 0555 55.

The campaign serves as a reminder that caring communities are instrumental in protecting children.

The police visited two primary schools in Douglas to engage with the pupils as part of Child Protection Month. Pictures: SAPS

Previous articleMan bust with pangolin skin worth R425k handed suspended sentence
Next articleMK Party members attack Jabulani Khumalo as he leaves Electoral Court