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EMPD continues anti-bullying campaign

Learners were also encouraged to report incidents and to avoid fights on the playground.

Kwatsaduza – Between May 21 and May 24, EMPD Social Crime Prevention Unit visited schools for talks on bullying and substance abuse.

The officers will continue to visit schools throughout the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE). They recently spoke to the learners at James Nkosi, Geluksdal, and Thembalikazulu primary schools.

Several major contributing factors lead to children behaving in certain ways. One example is that of being exposed to domestic violence or substance abuse at home.

Officers engaged learners on the dangers and consequences of substance abuse. Learners were also encouraged to speak to a teacher if there is something that bothers them.

Officers placed a strong emphasis on not stealing other learners’ stationery as that leads to criminal elements.

Learners were also encouraged to report incidents and to avoid fights on the playground.

Bullying and substance abuse have become a burning issue at schools in recent years.

However, the EMPD in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies will continue to collaborate in fighting against these social ills.

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