Give no mobile phones to children, says Raikatalau

Year 2 student Angel Kumar (front 2nd from left) and Year 1 student Tevita Vosatakiwaqa (front 3rd from left) with Year 7 students portray their messages during the International day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Celebration at Saint Thomas Primary School in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

DO not give mobile phones to children unless you are monitoring how they use it.

This was the stern message from Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation welfare officer Kevin Raikatalau to parents of Saint Thomas Primary School students during International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking event yesterday.

He said un-monitored use of mobile phones by school students could be linked to the increase in mental and sexual-related issues in schools.

Read the full report in today’s edition of The Sunday Times.

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