Salient issues: Personal safety | Road safety | The Environment
Why it’s important…
Theft cases are ever increasing. Almost everyone seems to be losing his or her property nowadays. In Singapore, 632 snatch theft cases were reported in 2005. This means that there were close to 5 cases every 3 days. There are also other forms of theft like extortion through bullying, and robberies. Safe guarding ourselves from theft is very important. You would not want to lose your laptop computer that contains your assignments and projects do you?
How students play a part…
The students of today bring expensive items like MP3 players and sophisticated phones to school. Some of these students tend to flaunt these valuables in public and in school. Thus people who see this may be tempted to steal the items. Moreover, more teenagers than adults are robbed every year.
Putting into Practice
1. Never flaunt your valuables or money in public.
2. Never carry large amounts of money.
3. Never ride the lift with strangers.
4. Never leave your valuables in your car.
5. Never lend any stranger your belongings even though he/she may seem innocent and sincere.
Tips for Teachers:
Use a game like…
Set a scenario in which a person loses a few items. Then form a table with three columns. This is to be distributed to the students. In the first column, list down valuables that the person in the scenario loses. Try to include items like hand phones and MP3 players. In the next column, ask the student what he would do if he lost that same item that the person in the scenario lost. In the last column ask the student how he could safe guard the item if he had it.
15 minutes to complete the worksheet, plus another 10 minutes to discuss and wrap-up the whole exercise.