Get our children off the streets
We cannot continue blaming the authorities totally for the high rates of crime.
I always wonder whether or not parents are aware of the integral role they play in the lives of their children. The socialisation of children in today’s society cannot be taken for granted, as this is the integral avenue for inculcating the moral code we live by.
We as parents must take a greater stance in ensuring we nurture our children to be honest, polite and hardworking.
I am almost sure the high levels of crime can be curbed if we start at the root of the issue. Poor family management and lack of communication at home are an invitation for children to seek attention from harmful avenues.
Gangs and gang warfare are always reasons given by the authorities for high levels of crime.
With this in mind, I am calling on parents to place more emphasis on their parenting styles and family life. Let us keep our kids off the streets. Let us create a safer society for our children to live in by doing our part to ensure we do not contribute to the problem.