Have you ever wondered who spends time with your children at school? How much attention do schools pay to hiring teachers and staff who work and live with their children daily? How do schools look for signs of abuse?
Let’s check out some safety rules here for kids at school:
“Child Protection Unit” initiative.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has launched a Child Protection First program for the welfare of students in public and private American schools in Dubai, UAE. This school or at home aims to protect children from various damage, neglect, and abuse and to protect them from their physical, psychological, and educational characteristics.
Committee and Center for the Protection of Children
The Ministry of Interior established the High Commission for Child Protection in 2009 and the Ministry of Interior Child Protection Center in 2011 to assist UAE nationals or visitors. The Committee plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of children, as achieving justice and safety for children is a shared responsibility.
Child safety department
The High Family Affairs Council in Sharja (SCFA) aims to increase social awareness of the importance of children’s safety and protect children for the safety of children. This is done to achieve their goals by formulating national policy and developing and implementing initiatives and operations with strategic partners and talented officials. Read about CSD’s activities and initiatives to raise public awareness of child safety.
An awareness campaign called “Stop Child Abuse Together” was launched to raise public awareness and educate parents and teachers about child abuse and how to prevent it through workshops, courses, and media campaigns.
School students can directly contact the Ministry of Education at the telephone number 80051115 regarding any problem that may affect their educational process. Educators monitor this phone line.
Prohibition of corporal punishment
The Ministry of Education aims to establish mutual respect between teachers and students, to support modern education systems, and to prohibit corporal punishment and behavior contrary to the traditions and customs of the United Arab Emirates.
Several schemes have been launched across the country to provide safe transport for students. It’s like this:
- RTA, which prohibits buses for schoolchildren
- DTC welcomes the new school year with smart buses
Anti- Bullying guide
Abu -Dhabi, in collaboration with UNICEF, the UAE High Council, and UAE’s childhood PDF, 120 kg in Abu -Dhabi began the Ministry of Education and Knowledge. This guide helps parents determine what they can do to prevent their child or mocking others.
Read about the student code of conduct.
A healthy diet
All American islamic schools in the Dubai, UAE and their caterers must adhere to the healthy eating guidelines issued by the relevant authorities to ensure healthy eating for students.
The Ministry of Health in Abu Dhabi has launched the Health Schools program, which focuses on all forms of student health. In addition, the government is trying to fight obesity and protect children from the adverse effects of smoking.
Childhood obesity is a concern in the UAE. According to the results of the National Health Survey 2017-2018 (PDF, 350 KB), the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents aged 5-17 reached about 17.35%.
The National Government Communication Program launched the Healthy Kids 2021 initiative to tackle childhood obesity. The UAE national program aims to reduce childhood obesity from 13.17% (currently in 2014) to 12% by 2021.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched the UAE’s first online system, “Mutabah,” to collect data on obesity and overweight among school children.
Mutabah’s annual system accurately and quickly identifies overweight students and provides information on the amount of physical activity a student should follow to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Here are some guidelines for parents as well :
2 weeks before school starts
- Review your child’s school recovery model
- Pay special attention to the days/weeks your children have personal appointments.
- Make sure your children aged 16 and over are vaccinated.
- Make sure the AlHosn program monitors your children’s vaccinations perfectly
- Make sure your children pass all quarantines while traveling and testing requirements
One week before school starts
- Take the children to the PCR test on the scheduled day, and Your school should provide the place.
- Sign the physical return declaration form.
- If your children have traveled abroad before returning to school, Sign the travel notification form and send it to the school.
- Sign the medical risk form, provide the doctor’s letter, and confirm a physical return to school (if applicable to your children).
- Create and sign a personal risk assessment with the individual, and If he is a determined student, then co-develop your child’s education plan (IEP) with the school.