• 4 Tips to Keeping Kids Safe in School

    In light of recent student kidnappings, find out what the local government, schools and parents are doing to keep young students safe from criminals.
    by Stephanie F. Esguerra .
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    On a typical weekday, your child spends around four to eight hours in school. That’s not even counting the number of hours he spends traveling from your house to the school and back. Whether you personally take him to school and fetch him, or you rely on the services of a school transpo, you leave it up to the school authorities to keep him safe.

    In this age of technology, laptops and tablets which are used as educational tools by students in fact become an added security risk. According to a news report on abs-cbnnews.com, in November of this year, a student and his classmate were walking to their school in Marikina when three men on a motorcycle grabbed their bags and took away a laptop and a tablet. 

    Even students from the tertiary level are not safe. On November 21, a female fourth-year level college student from the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) was reported to have been kidnapped in the school premises. She was later released unharmed.

    In a statement issued by the ADMU Office of the Vice President, the administration will be installing more lights within the university as an additional safety measure, and adding to their security workforce to rove the vicinity as well as enforce more stringent rules when it comes to the entry and exit of people and vehicles within the campus.

     

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