Editorial

Editorial: Holistic Approach Needed To Tackle Drug Woes

Fiji Police Force Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho is already on record saying that night- club workers are on their radar for peddling such drugs.
22 Mar 2019 10:17
Editorial: Holistic Approach Needed To Tackle Drug Woes
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho

The drug problem plaguing Fiji right now is not a problem for the Fiji Police Force to tackle on its own.

If not nipped in the bud, this problem will be the cause of many of our youngsters wasting their lives away.

The world over, it has been noted that younger people are getting addicted to drugs. Closer to home, it has become quite obvious that children who have a very active nightlife are the buyers of higher end drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy.

Fiji Police Force Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho is already on record saying that night- club workers are on their radar for peddling such drugs.

A number of young professionals including some lawyers have also been on the radar of Police officers for drug use.

This has led to a rise in other areas such as in the thriving local porn industry. Given the access to technology people have today, it does not come as a surprise that we have got a thriving local pornography industry right here.

And if parents think that this is the usual porn on videos shot in some shady motel room, they are in for a surprise.

Not many parents know the dangers of the dark web and how many from Fiji are very much involved in it. Many parents are not aware of what their children are able to do online.

Because if they did, many of these things would not have taken place. We have young Fijians who allegedly perform online sexual acts through their various social media platforms with people who are overseas.

They may very well be paedophiles. These sessions normally held online are recorded and traded with others who engage in these activities.

We may think that this does not put our children in any physical danger, but this is where we are wrong.

This opens the doors to drugs, pedophilia, foreigners coming to Fiji with the hope to engage in sexual acts with young Fijians.

Still want to hold Police and Government accountable? Young Fijians who hold onto smart devices are the ones who are opening the doors to these things.

Who should be held accountable from their action? It starts at home.

Parents cannot turn a blind eye and think they have a perfect little angel at home. Perhaps all you need is to get up to speed with the dangers that lurk on the dark web.

Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper