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Police: Give children reasonable chores

During this school holiday, please do not expect your child to do all chores at home. This is normally a trend for families living in the rural areas where they
14 Aug 2014 08:04

During this school holiday, please do not expect your child to do all chores at home.

This is normally a trend for families living in the rural areas where they expect their children even at primary school to go fishing, collect firewood or tend the family plantation which is located at quite a distance.

Accidents are bound to happen when adults expect so much from children spending their holidays at home.

In the past, the Fiji Police Force has come across numerous incidents occurring because of neglect and parental high expectation of their children.

Some children in rural areas are expected to fish for family meals so they are sent out with their friends to the rivers or sea.

Some are expected to collect firewood or even tend to their family garden without proper adult supervision.

On the eve of the start of this year’s second term holidays, a 12-year-old girl drowned in the Rewa River when she and her cousins went to check their family’s fishing net.

Similar incidents have occurred in the past and most parents have been taken to task for negligence.

The Fiji Police Force doesn’t want to see these sorts of incidents from repeating and are calling on all parents to give reasonable chores to their children who should be enjoying their break.

Police will continue to seek everyone’s assistance as it anticipates a safer and incident free school break for everyone. Police Media Cell

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