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Importance of care and protection of ‘our children’

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News and Photos: Ak. Syi'aruddin Pg. Dauddin
Translated by: Hj Mirazman Hj Othman / Cleared by: Saadiatul Nur Aqilah Hj Jaman 
TUTONG Saturday, August 17. - The Mind Our Children Programme (AAK) was held in an effort to increase and enhance the parents’ awareness of their childrens’ safety and guarding them from drug abuse and domestic issues.
The programme organised by the Department of Information through the programme committee for Mukim Keriam  in collaboration with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the Internal Security Department (ISD) and the IT Protective Security Services (ITPSS) Sendirian Berhad was held at the Sinaut Multipurpose Hall, Department of Agriculture and Agrifood.
Present as the guest of honour was Orang Kaya Jaya Putera Dato Paduka Awang Haji Muhammad Taha bin Abdul Rauf. 
Acting Senior Information Officer, Dayang Ruhil Amal Faridah binti Awang Yahya who is also the Head of the Nationhood and Community Division as the Chairman of the AAK in her speech explained that 'our children' is mainly the focus of the programme as they are the ones who will bring hope in advancing the country to help achieve the Brunei Vision 2035.
"Therefore, the role of the participants is important in protecting and caring for ‘our children’ so that they are always positive, proactive and visionary. It is hoped that with the information gained through this programme, participants will be able to further supervise their children and take action in addressing issues, if any, were to happen to their children,'' she said.
Dayang Ruhil Amal Faridah also hoped that through this programme the participants will be able to improve the supervision of children and cooperate with agencies who  are continuously working hard to control safety and eradicate social symptoms.
All parties, including mukim and village levels, carry an important role in meeting the obligation to maintain harmony and unity in the community.
The programme included a briefing by Head of ISD Branch, Dayang Hajah Kharterinah Zeimah binti Haji Ibrahim as ISD representative,  who among others  explained the duties and responsibilities of the department including domestic security issues under the department's oversight.
The second briefing was delivered by IT Professional, Dayang Ida Frida binti Abu, an ITPSS representative who touched on cyber threats and crimes, and shared wise consumer tips on using technology, including parents' guidance on monitoring IT use among children.
Meanwhile, NCB representative, Assistant Narcotics Officer, Awang Ranil bin Rosli in his briefing shared the ill-effects of drug abuse,  in which symptoms of abuse among the  community are increasingly worrying and need to be addressed.
The programme also included book sales of publications of the Department of Information
and exhibits from BKN and  ISD.

Created at 24/08/2019 18:29 by Mohammad Wirman Bin Hj Matussin
Last modified at 24/08/2019 18:29 by Mohammad Wirman Bin Hj Matussin