‘Need to work together to curb violence in schools’
Warning eyed for road users regarding water levels
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: Violence in schools constitutes 15 percent of violence in the entire society including families, public institutions and public places, says Kuwait University lecturer Dr Amthal Al-Huwaila.
Speaking in a social, educational and psychological symposium entitled, ‘Safe Schools Free from Violence,’ which was organized recently by Khadija Bint Al-Zubair Secondary School in Farwaniya Educational District; Al-Huwaila explained there are two types of violence — direct like beating and aggressive action, and indirect such as spreading rumors. She called on everyone to work together in combating this negative phenomenon.
She disclosed that cyber bullying is the most widespread form of violence, indicating that spreading rumors is common among girls while physical violence is common among boys.
On the other hand, Director of Community Police Department at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Abdulrahman Al-Abdullah confirmed the increase in the rate of violence and some even led to killing incidents.
He stressed the importance of curbing the spread of this phenomenon by instilling values and principles in the minds of children.
He pointed out the social media plays a major role in encouraging violence, especially since 99 percent of social media is believed to have negative impact whereas only one percent is positive.
Ministry of Public Works Undersecretary Eng Awatef Al-Ghunaim said the ministerial Security Committee has laid down a mechanism for warning road users every time the water level in tunnels rises, reports Al-Jareeda daily.
Al-Ghunaim told the daily this is one of the solutions for road users to take precautionary measures as they will be warned once the water level rises in tunnels whenever it rains.
She revealed the entire system consists of electro signs and cameras installed in the entry points of tunnels, indicating the system is connected to the control center at the Ministry of Public Works in coordination with the Interior Ministry.