From today, the 10th, and until the 20th of September, the Republican National Guard (GNR), throughout the National Territory, will carry out a series of sensitization actions directed to the various actors in the school environment, from teachers, students and guardians in all schools in their area of responsibility to provide safety advice and to help start the school year with the peace of mind expected by all.
During this period, the Criminal Prevention and Community Policing (SPC) Sections and the Territorial Station military will promote awareness actions in the field of street, home and road safety, as traffic flows increase due to transport students to school, and it is important to alert drivers to the use of seat belts and child restraint systems.
In addition to transmitting safety advice to parents, the GNR will also disclose the Safe School Program and make known the military responsible for the program in their school, with the distribution of the SPC contact number, thus contributing to raise the awareness of guardians about the importance of school safety for young pupils and to better prepare children and young people for the challenges they will encounter back to school, increasing the sense of security of the school community.
The GNR is responsible for about 5,000 schools, where the military will promote these actions and provide some safety advice, particularly to young students:
- When traveling to and from school, he or she travels whenever possible, accompanied or in groups, and avoids passing in isolated or dimly lit places;
- The nearest way is not always the safest way;
- Store in your mobile phone the local GNR Desk number in one of the speed dial numbers;
- Wait for your parents, a family member or friend within the school;
On the Internet:
- Choose well the content you publish;
- Passwords: Don't make them accessible, don't show them to friends, change them, and use different ones for various services;
- If you feel threatened on the internet, ask someone else for help;
- Anyone can be online. Do not believe everything they say or show you;
- Do not isolate yourself. If something disturbing happens to you online, report it.
Whenever you have a problem, inform your parents or guardians or ask a teacher or school assistant for help.
Concerning parents, they should adopt the following procedures:
- Monitor your child's school development and routines;
- Teach your child to put the local GNR Tour number into a speed dial number;
- Whenever you become aware of or suspect that your child or peers are being the victim of threats, assaults or other crime, immediately inform GNR. Our help could be decisive!
So that students always arrive on time, GNR offers everyone a School Schedule, which can be downloaded HERE.
The school timetable has a space for the student to enter the name and contact of the SPC military officer who polices his school, who can be contacted whenever the student wants clarification or needs to report any occurrence, which guarantees greater proximity and contributes to enhancing the sense of security of children and young people.