Dubai Police educate students on anti-bullying
In response to government and private schools’ request to help beef up students’ morals, Dubai Police on Wednesday started a campaign to combat bullying people of determination.
The campaign was the first event of an awareness programme titled “Safety Valve,” launched by the Dubai Police’s Criminal Investigations Department in line with the Year of Tolerance, said officials.
The day to combat bullying against the People of Determination (Anti-Bullying Day) campaign was launched at Emirates International School–Meadows, with the participation of 700 students from the primary stage.
The “Safety Valve” programme was lunched under the supervision of the Dubai Police Criminal Investigations Department’s Director, Brigadier Jamal Salem Jallaf. In its first phase, the Anti-Bullying Day campaign is to carry out field trips filled with awareness lectures and recreational activities for around 30 private schools and 40 government schools.
Its launch came to meet the aspirations of public and private schools to benefit from the positive impact of Dubai Police in helping students understand and accept the difference between them and People of Determination.
Also, to reduce the culture of violence and aggression towards each other and towards differently-abled children. This came after the detection of many cases which were reported to the Criminal Awareness Section.
The Section’s Head Shaikha Al Abdouli said, “The programme is meant to provide comprehensive awareness to all members and segments of society as needed by institutions and companies in the public and private sectors.
“People of Determination are a responsibility for all. It is our duty to spread the culture of handling them better so they could enjoy a positive and happy life, which motivates them to innovate and showcase their talents and abilities.”
On her part, the school’s Assistant Director, Samar Fikri Fattouh Nasr said, “We strive to educate students about bullying and its negative aspects, but we needed a broader, deeper, stronger and more effective impact. Cooperation with the CID came from our understanding and belief in the children’s great love of Dubai Police.”
Dubai Police honoured students who improved their behavior during the past period as a bonus and motivation to continue to cooperate with and respect colleagues.