Educating students to report attempts of improper sexual conduct by staff member

Published Date: 26 July 2021 07:00 PM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Dr Wan Rizal, Jalan Besar GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education what are the efforts made by schools in educating students to report any attempts of improper sexual conduct by any staff member towards them.

Response

Through Character and Citizenship Education, starting from primary one, our students learn about personal safety and protection from abuse. Students are taught to report any inappropriate sexual conduct to a trusted adult. If the perpetrator is a staff member, students should report the incident to their parents, School Leaders or the police. Students are also taught to look out for their friends and seek help for those who display any signs of distress. Our teachers, School Counsellors and Student Welfare Officers are trained to look out for signs of distress in students and support them where necessary.

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