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Ministry Circular Prohibits Game

A circular on the Charlie Charlie demonic game was yesterday disseminated by the Ministry of Education to all school heads, divisional and district education offices. “It has been noted that
09 Jun 2015 12:03
Ministry Circular Prohibits Game

A circular on the Charlie Charlie demonic game was yesterday disseminated by the Ministry of Education to all school heads, divisional and district education offices.

“It has been noted that Charlie Charlie Game is disrupting the process of teaching and learning in our schools,” Acting Permanent Secretary for Education Kelera Taloga said.

She advised all school heads to conduct an emergency staff meeting and school assembly as soon as they received the circular to brief all teachers and students on this issue.

“Effective from the date of this circular, all schools should prohibit this game and inform all students accordingly,” she said.

She said schools should also correspond with all relevant stakeholders and appeal for their support for the sake of our children.

She said the Charlie Charlie game was associated with cult activities.

She also gave a stern warning that anyone in breach of the directive and would be subject to disciplinary action.

Fiji Media Watch supports ministry

Meanwhile, the Fiji Media Watch (FMW) had issued a release saying children who played games like Charlie Charlie Challenge on social media have not been guided on its the impacts and influence.

FMW executive director Agatha Ferei said adults and children who were not media literate won’t understand how social media can positively affect one’s life.

“Using social media can be a fun experience if people are all media educated,” Ms Ferei said.

She said the recent reports on social media and the ruling by the Ministry of Education, echoed by church ministries indicated that media education was necessary and should be made compulsory especially in schools.

Ms Ferei said they supported the Ministry of Education’s warning to students in their misuse of social media with reference to the Charlie Charlie game.

“FMW wishes to also offer its services to all schools, communities and interested parents or guardians who wish to be media educated,”

She added children must not play with things that they do not fully understand.

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