POLICE have noticed that a lot of missing person reports were lodged with them during the school holidays.
And they have advised children to inform their parents of their whereabouts to prevent any misunderstandings during the two-week break.
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said children, at all times, needed to stay in touch with their parents or guardians on their whereabouts.
"Past trends have shown that this is the usual time where we get a surge in missing persons report in particular children as they have a tendency to leave homes without their parent's knowledge," she said.
"And some, while their families are aware of their plans, they've often failed to keep them updated of any changes thus resulting in the missing person report being lodged."
She added that with the hype of sporting events, church conferences and the Hibiscus Festival in the next few days, students are advised to make wise decisions.
"There are also a lot of activities happening, sporting or otherwise, and children are advised not to stray from these activities and get caught in situations that could affect their studies."