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UAE: Campaign launched to ensure child safety

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi
ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 18, 2021
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Authorities will be using social media platforms, media, billboards, text messages and events in malls to drive home the message to parents and children.

Don’t leave your children alone or unattended to for long periods. This is the message of a child safety campaign launched in the capital.

The drive was launched Thursday by Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority and aims to educate people on the dangers of leaving children alone and unattended to for long periods. It also urged adult supervision when children use streets, sidewalks, public parks, pedestrian paths and other places, especially when riding bikes.

Authorities will be using social media platforms, media, billboards, text messages and events in malls to drive home the message to parents and children.

Police called on adults to always accompany their children when they use roads and pedestrian paths and keep an eye on them at all times. “Parents must not leave small children alone in public parks, markets, shopping malls,” said police who said they have often seen kids riding double seat on bicycles, crossing major streets without adults accompanying them or riding bikes in public places during late hours.

Police also warned about children falling into bad habits and company due to peer pressure and urged parents to keep a tab on their activities and friends circle.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.





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