Police plead with parents to monitor children's whereabouts
November 22, 2015 11:52 pm
The Acting Police Commissioner has come out strongly calling on parents to monitor their children’s whereabouts as the school year comes to an end.
Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho is pleading with parents to look after their children in the coming two months of school holiday.
Parents are being urged to spend time with their children and discuss openly issues that involve sex attacks against children.
Brigadier General Qiliho says it’s sad to see that many perpetrators are related to the child victims of sex attacks.
“Its rather unfortunate that even close relatives are involved in this sex crimes against children. We have to be more smart and awake to these issues and look after our children that they’re not exposed to these threats or attacked in such a manner that’s really deplorable and unacceptable.”
Brigadier General Qiliho says the Force cannot work in isolation and is calling on the public for their support and most importantly, the community.
He adds they have to work together to break the culture of silence especially for the i-Taukei and talk about these issues in the village, vanua, schools and at homes.