MAPUSA: Mapusa police subdivision today organised a lecture in New Goa G.S Amonkar Vidhya Mandir High school at Mapusa.
With the number of substance abuse cases increasing among locals, this programme’s launch was to create an awareness initiative that involved reaching out to children across schools in Goa.
SDPO Mapusa Jivba Dalvi said this programme was initiated after they saw increasing numbers of accidents and cases of drug abuse among youth in Goa.
SDPO Dalvi, during the session, said that Educating parents regarding the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs, is of utmost necessity.
This programme was organised for parents of students studying in 8th to 10th standard who are entering their teenage life.
SDPO Dalvi instructed the parents not to allow their children to ride or drive vehicles without a license so as to reduce the risk of accidents. Also, he requested the parents to keep a watch on the mobiles used by the children and also check their internet history regularly so as to check any vulgar or pornographic material being used exchanged on the internet.
He also requested the parents to keep a watch on the behavioural pattern of the students to curb the drugs and substance abuse problems among teenagers.
PSI Bablo Parab of Mapusa police station also delivered a lecture.
Many queries were raised by parents during the interactive session, which was answered by the officers.