Schools told to inform police of crime-related activities

KOTA KINABALU: All schools in Sabah are advised to liaise with the police if any unwanted incidents, such as crime-related activities, among the students occur.

City Police Chief ACP Habibi Majinji said that the collaboration between the police and schools could eventually help prevent students from being further involved in criminal cases.

“Therefore, as the representatives of the authorities, the police hope that the schools could report and share any information regarding crime-related activities among students.

“We will also send an officer to monitor the situation in the schools as needed. Teachers can immediately report criminal offence involving students to PDRM mediators with the schools,” he said when officiating the Maktab Sabah Parenthood Seminar programme at its Perdana Hall here recently.

The programme was organised by the school and Maktab Sabah Parent and Teacher Association (PIBG) that aims to provide exposure to parenting knowledge, thus helping parents nurture their children into becoming better persons.

Habibi acknowledged that it is not easy to be a parent, especially in this age where parents or guardians need to understand the current situation and find the appropriate ways to educate as well as to guide their children.

“Therefore, it is the responsibility of every parent to equip themselves with the latest skills so that they can effectively carry out their role as parents.

“With all the technology advancement today, parenting is so much different compared to the past. It is more challenging for parents of this age because nowadays children are smarter, especially when it comes to digital technology and most of them already have smartphones as young as five to seven.”

“For teachers in schools, it is more challenging as students are now smarter and more exposed to digital technology, the internet as well as a variety of internal and external threats.

“Therefore, parents and teachers must be more knowledgeable about digital technology than their children and students,” Habibi said.


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