‘Need to work to­gether to curb vi­o­lence in schools’

Warn­ing eyed for road users re­gard­ing wa­ter lev­els

Arab Times - - LOCAL - Al-Seyas­sah Staff By Rana Salim

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.

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