Police Cautions Schools and Parents About Child Safety as Third Term Starts

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, addresses journalists in Kampala. PHOTO/ COURTESY

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Uganda Police has cautioned the parents , guardians and care takers on the back to school period as it is always an exciting moment for both parents and children.

Police through the spokesperson Fred Enanga, has encouraged all school administrators to start by reviewing their security emergency preparations, supervisions and other school safety fundermemtals that Include visitor procedures and how to access school buildings especially in high priority areas.

Enanga, however, mentioned in Kampala that towards the end of last term, police registered school related crimes , were a criminal gang was targeting schools that are highly vulnerable with very poor security mechanism, no CCTV camera and school fences are weak.

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Police therefore recommends that all children are examined upon return to school for any signs of child abuse during their school holidays especially the girl child, nowadays including boys. In holidays there are always perpetrators of child abuse therefore police encourages that they are carefully examined, he emphasized.

Children transported on motorcycles should be given helmets to avoid malicious damage due to accidents as 80% of head and brain injuries arise out of failure to adhere to guidelines. For boarding school student, parents should double check if the child has reached to school safely, Enanga explained.

Teach children to be very security conscious especially while being followed, not to allow lifts from someone, not to talk to strangers and never to leave the school premises unattended to.

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