Dubai students are now safety ambassadors in schools. This is a initiative from Dubai Police to curb violence and bullying incidents on campus.
Dubai , Dubai
23 February 2021, 12:00 AM
13 March 2021, 12:00 AM
Dubai Police have trained around 1,000 students to become ‘Safety Ambassadors’ to patrol campuses and report incidents of bullying and abuse at their schools, an official said.
According to Dubai Police, this is a part of an initiative to improve safety in the classroom. Dubai Police have trained 1,090 students, who were drawn from 109 government and private schools, to report any illegal activity.
The safety ambassadors will patrol the school and report cases of violence, negligence, abuse and bullying the schools’ management as well as raise awareness among students on how to contact the Women and Children’s Department of Dubai Police if they become victims of such crimes.
Dubai Police said that students chosen for the programme had the skills to understand the issues at hand and were in a position to educate others on their rights.
Meanwhile, Fatima Al Beloushi, head of the awareness section at the Women and Children’s Department of Dubai Police, said students who went through the workshops were educated on their rights and what to do if they were victims of any crime.
“The virtual workshops educated the students on how to contact police and also help their friends and classmates. We will expand the programme to more schools,” said Al Beloushi.