Be aware of drugs, children told
They should know the problems and consequence, says Corporal Koroi
Children need to learn about drugs at an early age says Southern Division community support policing officer, Corporal Litia Koroi. “Today’s young generation is more exposed to the world and this is through technology so information is spread at an alarming rate which can be both useful and detrimental for the end user,” she said. Corporal Koroi said this during the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking celebration at the Fiji Society for the Blind yesterday.
The theme for this year’s International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is ‘Our Health, Our Life, Our Responsibility’.
“The Fiji Police Force believes children need to be educated at an early age so they know the problems and consequence of indulging in such acts.
“Marijuana, sniffing of inhalants such as glue and alcohol are the most common forms of drugs used in Fiji,” she said.
Corporal Koroi said recently the Fiji Police Force has witnessed a lot of cases where children are found loitering in town during school hours.
“They are indulging in activities like sniffing glue and other harmful inhalants.
“Most inhalants act directly on the nervous system to produce mind-altering,” she said. Corporal Koroi said young people were taking drugs to fit in, to escape or relax, to relieve boredom, to seem grown up, to rebel or to experiment. “They think drugs are a solution. But eventually, the drugs become a problem,” she said.
Students of Fiji Society for the Blind School celebrated International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking yesterday.
St Agnes kindegarten students during their character parade yesterday.