Kids neglected over holiday may fall into bad habits
As the long holiday in the school calendar sets in, we all agree this is not an ordinary vacation. It has come a little bit earlier and will obviously be the longest we’ve had in the recent past. The break also coincides with the December festive season. This is the period when there’re many parties, weddings and other festivities. With little, if any, recreational facilities available for the schoolchildren, parents must be very alert. The government too must be concerned. Youth-friendly centres such as football pitches, swimming pools and other recreation centres may only be accessible to only a handful of them, especially those in urban areas. Young people are therefore left to turn to their peers and the internet for information and entertainment. Some of the online sites they visit may simply contribute further to the already deteriorated moral fabric.
VINCENT OGAYA Naya