Authorities must act fast to curb abuse and violence in schools, says Wanita MCA

Authorities must act fast to curb abuse and violence in schools, says Wanita MCA

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3/12/2021 8:21:00 AM

Authorities must act fast to curb abuse and violence in schools, says Wanita MCA

KUANTAN: Instances of abuse and violence against children in school are very alarming and must be promptly addressed by the government, says Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie .

1:11 PM MYTKUANTAN: Instances of abuse and violence against children in school are very alarming and must be promptly addressed by the government, says Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie (pic).Referring to a recent report by the All Women's Action Society (Awam) and Save the Schools MY (STS), Heng said it was as much a heart-wrenching experience as it was a rallying cry for the children's sake.

She said the schooling environment was supposed to be a safe space for children to learn, grow and interact with peers.Therefore, it was unacceptable that some of them fell victim to sexual harassment, period spot checks and bullying."More worryingly, one-third of the offenders are members of the school authority. As a student’s role model and protector, teachers shoulder a great deal of trust and respect.

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