Hsinchu County Promotes Safe and Drug-free Campuses
This year, President Tsai, Ing-Wen pointed out during the “2016 National Anti-Drug Conference" that the new government’s top priority is drug prevention and control, as well as establishing a comprehensive social safety net. Currently, school campus safety is the primary concern. On July 11th at 3 pm, Magistrate Chiu, Ching-Chun of Hsinchu County held a special “2016 Hsinchu County Campus Anti-Drug and Safety Meeting.” The meeting convened all the relevant departments, including the Hsinchu District Court, Prosecutor’s Office, The Hsinchu County Police Bureau, Educational Department, Social Welfare Department, Public Health Bureau, as well as related officers, managers, and training personnel (around 150 people) from schools and campus organizations in the county. The meeting requested everyone to put in the effort to provide a safe and drug-free campus, and asked all the government departments to coordinate all the various parties, using determination and concrete actions to guard the bright future of all the students.
Magistrate Chiu expressed that prevention is better than cure: a little more protection now will curb crime and harm in the future. Thus, promoting a drug-free and safe campus is urgent. By convening the meeting over the summer, students can feel safe and parents can rest assured to concentrate on their careers when school starts in fall.
This year, there are three main themes for the youth project: (i) providing a drug-free adolescent growth environment, (ii) preventing juvenile victimization, and (iii) expanding the advocacy for crime prevention. Over the summer, the county government organized a series of summer FUN activities, with a total of 220 events and 10 different summer camps with both dynamic and static activities. Through these events over the summer, the students hopefully can obtain a different learning experience, gaining various knowledge, enriching themselves, and achieving the anti-drug, anti-violence, and anti-fraud goal. Magistrate Chiu encouraged the students to stand up against bullying, gang forces, as well as the temptation of drugs, and be brave about saying NO. This way, the students can have a happy and healthy youth and future.
Commissioner of the Police Bureau Lee, Cheng-Hsiao expressed: protecting the safety of students is a critical responsibility of the government and schools. To prevent major campus security problems, Commissioner Lee emphasized the importance of strengthening campus security screenings, as well as asked the schools to implement safety contingency measures to ensure the overall safety of the schools. Young students are the future masters of the country. In addition to increased police security on campuses, campus safety and drug-free environments require the coordinated effort and alertness from students, parents, and everyone involved in order to promote a safe society. Let us all safeguard campuses to be happy and carefree learning environments.