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Be aware of what your children are doing: NSAAC

June 7, 2018 1:07 am

Parents are being urged to be aware of the whereabouts and activities of their children especially after school hours.

The advice come from the National Substance Abuse and Advisory Council after a video surfaced on social media showing a group of students in uniform smoking cigarettes.

NSAAC Chief Executive, Manoa Senikarawa confirms they are aware of the video and is advising students to focus on their studies and creating a future for themselves.

“Smoking is not condoned in the school compound so teachers are supervising within that compound but from the school compound to home, parents need to be aware of what their children are doing, especially when they are in secondary school. Most of the time when they come out of the school gates then peer pressure comes in and all of these factors come in so that’s why parents should be aware of what their children are doing.”

Students are advised not to indulge in substances that can be harmful to their health.

Senikarawa is also advising students to be mindful of the image they are portraying of their school.