Times have changed: it’s not just as safe for kids now

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

In re­sponse to the let­ter ‘We must teach our chil­dren life skills’, I just wanted to share my point of view. I was born and brought up in Dubai and it con­tin­ues with my chil­dren who are born and brought up here as well. When I re­flect my child­hood and try to im­ple­ment the same tech­niques, it just doesn’t work for the fol­low­ing rea­sons: 1. I was able to play freely out­side the build­ings but my chil­dren can’t; 2. I was able to walk up to the gro­cery freely but my chil­dren can’t; 3. I was able to open doors for the se­cu­rity/clean­ers/ gar­den­ers/tu­tors but my chil­dren can’t. When I say my chil­dren can’t it is purely be­cause of the hidden dan­gers lurk­ing around! Chil­dren and schools are smarter but the same is fol­lowed by bad in­ten­tions of some peo­ple out there. Reader UAE

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