Educators and parents: The family is primarily responsible for child protection

Educators, specialists and parents emphasized that child protection is the responsibility of the whole society, but the family has a major role in instilling confidence in the hearts of its children to face future challenges, monitoring children and communicating with the environment surrounding them, including friends and teachers, in order to ensure their safety.

Dr. Wafaa Mustafa, a family researcher, said: “The family comes in the first place as it is the nucleus of society and is responsible for the care and upbringing of the child.

She added, “The role of the family is complementary to the role of the school, and there must be cooperation between them, and any deviation that appears in the child’s behavior must be studied, its causes and source,” stressing that the family’s neglect of the child makes him an aggressive person who bullies others and also exposes him to deviation, just as the parents’ preoccupation with Their children and the loss of dialogue makes them isolated, looking for the friendship of strangers.

Regarding the role of civil society institutions to protect children’s rights, Dr. Saif Al-Jabri, a member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Awareness and Care Association and a professor of culture and society at the Canadian University in Dubai, says: “The child is the candle of tomorrow and the light of life, and it is necessary to protect him and ensure his upbringing and preservation, especially from institutions related to children.” .

He added, “The Juvenile Awareness and Care Association has an active role through 30 years of work in opening channels with all partners in order to protect the child and guide the family and the school by publishing text messages through social media to protect the child from bullying because the circumstances surrounding the child differ and it is the duty Work on clarity of vision and mission.

He pointed out that the strategic goal of the state is the child, as there are many challenges facing him, such as technological means, the absence of parents for a long time outside the home, and unqualified employment to protect and care for the child, all of which puts him at risk.

Thought weapon

Hayam Al-Hammadi, director of the Badia Researcher School in Fujairah and a member of the Juvenile Awareness and Care Association, confirmed that the greatest responsibility lies with the family in raising and caring for children, and instilling noble values ​​and good morals, so that a generation that is conscious of its religion and mastery of its principles and faith will grow up.

The family must work on developing various skills that reflect positively on the children’s personality, while paying attention to basic academic skills, so that they grow up on noble values, virtue, commitment to prayer, and respect for others.

She said that the mother is the protective shield for her children and the incubator that protects them from the hardships of the path and its difficulties, so she makes their lives easy and guides them in the right direction, armed with science and knowledge, and draws for them steady steps and a conservative personality that adheres to its values, so that they enjoy a cohesive family that protects them from intellectual currents.

She added: The role of the school comes after the role of the family, so it makes them possess the basic skills and makes the children healthy personalities responsible for their actions that depend on themselves and are able to manage the problems and challenges they face from various outcast phenomena and from any intrusive intellectual extremism, and it will be the protective shield for them in their different stages of life.

Al-Hammadi indicated that continuous communication with the school to follow up on the children achieves the desired goal, and protects the child from any neglect at any different stage. .

Getting rid of weaknesses and turning them into strengths to invest in opportunities and take into account threats so that together we create a brilliant future for tomorrow’s generations without neglect or bullying.

Educational expert Abdullah Al Shamsi said: “The parents are primarily responsible for the care and protection of the child, and they have a role in building confidence so that the child depends on himself and avoids frustrations.

The child must be prepared for the external environment before entering school, so that he has an idea of ​​the garden, the club, and the place in which he learns. Through my educational career, I found that bullying and abuse are behaviors in which students joke excessively with each other.

He pointed out that the student with a weak personality is a source of ridicule, and the student who is bullied negatively is always lacking tenderness and is exposed to cruelty by the parents, and that deprivation falls on the external community in various forms such as sabotage or physical and verbal assault on others, and here comes the role of the educator, social worker and academic advisor in the school To understand the motives for this behavior and to find treatment with the participation of the guardian.

Al Shamsi said: “It is necessary to educate students in the classroom by conducting a week of bullying to define its danger to the student’s psyche and to give the student immunity in how to manage his life properly so that he does not live persecution, to build a healthy personality through individual or group counseling sessions to enhance confidence in the hearts of the students.” Students, introducing them to their rights and duties, and educating families and guardians through text messages about the law protecting children’s rights from neglect, discrimination, cybercrimes, and the danger of communicating with strangers.

He added, “In the event that the child neglects his appearance or his academic duties, the guardian is summoned and counseling sessions are held in the presence of the child to take care of himself in personal hygiene and not to be neglected, and to know the deficiencies with the guardian, and the causes of neglect of the child in general.”

Legal liability

Fatima Shaker, a legal researcher and child rights protection specialist, said: “There are federal laws to protect the child that serve him in the school and family environment and all concerned parties and the family whenever there is neglect, abuse or violence. The child is influential and affected by society.

She stressed that the reform takes place by educating the family and those in charge of caring for the child, including teachers and those concerned with the laws protecting children’s rights, and by publishing awareness programs for the community such as the How to Say “No” program, which is an awareness program to protect children themselves from any assault, harassment, bullying and any form of neglect. In addition to the Child Rights Protection Program “Wadimah Law”.

She explained: “If the basic environment for the child is good and balanced, without family disputes, maturity and awareness of the parents, the child will be in a sound, safe and stable environment.”

Safa Shamam, a plastic painter, said: “My daughter is talented in drawing, and I guide and encourage her to participate in artistic activities and community contributions, and I give her the freedom to express her opinion.

It is the duty of the family to develop the talents of its children, as it supports the child and is primarily responsible for his care and motivates him to succeed and excel, as well as the mentor and monitor in order to preserve him and monitor his behavior and take care of his homework and his external appearance so that he does not fall prey to abuse and bullying.

Contact the school

Fatima Al-Mansoori said: “I have five children who excel in their studies and are talented in drawing, writing stories, poetry and music, and I supported them to succeed and excel, encouraging them to participate in school and community activities. Matters of observing children and communicating with the environment surrounding them, including friends and teachers.

Knowing the imbalance in the child’s personality, whether introvertedness, shyness, or assaulting others, and addressing deviant behavior.”

broken families

Elham Abbas pointed out, “The child’s neglect and abuse is sometimes within broken families, or as a result of the loss of dialogue between parents and children.

Here comes the role of the school to preserve the child’s rights to care and attention, summon the guardian, solve the problem, protect him from abuse and neglect, and educate society about his rights.

She added, “The absence of the mother exposes the child to neglect, because of its great role in accustoming the child to cleanliness, following up on his school duties, and raising him on good values ​​and morals.”

Rawia Saleh emphasized, “The father comes at the forefront of those whom the children follow, as he is the first person in the child’s life, and accordingly his personality is formed in all stages of his development, the ideal and the good example in the lives of the children and from him they learn,” noting that the father who deals with the mother with love, the children will deal with With society, the same, and the child grows up together, and if he is harsh, then the child will be aggressive.

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