Police in the Western Region with the support of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Information Service Department (ISD) have begun a sensitization campaign on personal safety in second cycle institutions in the region.
The one-week campaign, which will move to the tertiary level on completion, is to calm and assure students of police security and conscientize them on some of the everyday mistakes that make them vulnerable.
Schools which have benefited so far are the Adiembra Senior High School, Methodist Senior High School, Archbishop Porters Girls Senior High School and Fijai Senior High School.
Speaking to Connect 97.1FM at the premises of Fijai Senior High School on Thursday, the Western Regional Police PRO, DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, indicated that their investigations reveal many of the youth are falling prey to the mishaps of social media so there is the need to intensify sensitization on the dangers therein.
“They go on Snapchat and Twitter and broadcast every little thing they do, drawing unnecessary attention to themselves.
“Some also form friendships on social media and end up meeting the people in person without the knowledge of their friends and family and this is very dangerous,” she warned.
“We are also advising them to always move in pairs or more and always be conscious of their personal safety,” she added.
Speaking on the state of investigations into the whereabouts of three kidnapped girls, she said police investigations are far gone and the results will be out soon.
By Shirley Ewurama Smith|3news.com|Takoradi|Ghana