‘Teach sons respect’

PARENTS should teach their children how to love and respect their bodies.

Divisional manager community policing North Assistant Superintendent of Police Daiana Taqiri told women attending the Assemblies of God Women’s Fellowship Rally for the Macuata division last Friday that parents should also teach their sons to respect females.

ASP Taqiri said homes were the best classrooms in the world.

“Do not wait on the schools to teach these values to your children because you are duty bound to inculcate these values in them,” she said.

“Children nowadays have little or no respect for the opposite sex and this is evident in our perpetrators who keep on getting younger every day.

“According to the 2016 figures, the youngest sexual offender was 10 years old while the youngest victim was three months old.”

ASP Taqiri also told parents to guard their children’s access to social media.

“Children at this age now have easy access to pornographic materials through mobiles phones,” she said.

“Monitor your children’s access to computers and mobile phones for this may become doorways to unwanted evils.”

Meanwhile, police revealed they recorded a total of 263 sexual offence cases from the six police stations in the North in 2016, compared with 213 last year.