|Hsinchu County Starts Youth Protection During Summer Vacation||749||F.A.S.||2014-07-01|
The Hsinchu County Youth Protection Project has been launched on 1st July when the summer vacation began.
A Joint Duty Briefing was held at Hsinchu County Police Bureau at 11p.m. on 30th June, a day before the summer vacation started. The briefing was hosted by Magistrate Chiu, Ching-Chun (邱鏡淳) to the operation group which consists of officers from the Education Department, International Economic Development Department, Social Affairs Department, Public Works Department, Labor Affairs Department, Public Health Bureau, Fire Bureau, and the Extramural Guidance Association for Students.
“Intensifying inspections of the internet cafés, video arcades and billiard halls are needed”, expressed Magistrate Chu. “Those places hold potential risks to damage the mental and physical health of young people and will be banned if a violation of regulation is spotted. Also, adolescents should be educated and inculcated of the basics of law, by which to arouse the awareness of personal safety and of the bait-and-switch job offers which can occur during the summer vacation targeting innocent teens”, Magistrate Chu added.
“Your parents might be worrying about your safety, please go back home”, said Magistrate Chu to the young customers during an inspection along with officers at an internet café on SanMin Rd., Zhubei City at midnight after the briefing.
“Teenagers are vulnerable and can be enticed to commit deviant acts such as staying in inappropriate places or committing crimes”, expressed Commissioner Huang, Chia-Lu (黃嘉祿). “Parents are suggested to arrange extra-curricular activities that benefit the mental and physical development of the young people. Therefore staying in places with a high crime rate should be avoided so that students would be able to enjoy their vacations without any form of victimization”, Commissioner Huang added.