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Teachers urged to make school environments safe

By The Nation

 

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Teachers are being urged to improve school environments to prevent accidents among pupils as most schools open for a new semester this week.

 

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chayapol Thitisak Teachers said teachers should provide information about various safety precaution and set a good example so pupils are careful and have a safety-first awareness.

 

He said accident-prone areas include deteriorated or under-construction buildings, broken desks/chairs, unruly grass-filled space, and un-fenced wells or ponds. Students' play fighting or climbing structures could lead to accidents, he said. 

 

Classroom activities that could lead to accidents included conducting a chemical experiment, using lab equipment or playing sport, he said. Other threats included a broken electrical appliance and unsafe traffic conditions within a school compound.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30369495

 

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i use the boat on the san saeb canal in bangkok, we pass kindergarten, the back gate is always open to the canal side path and there is a non child proof barrier between the path and canal. absolutely no thought has been given to child protection or safety, why anyone would entrust their children to such a place is beyond me.

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Well if children under 16 riding motor cycles to school was banned, providing transport by the safer ( but not always safe) Song Taew then that would be a great start as more pupils would get to and from school without injuries.  But given the mentality of many parents I can not see that happening soon.

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Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chayapol Thitisak

 

Disaster in a sentence🤔 

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When I teach kids about Electricity in M2 Science, one of the sub-topics is electrical safety.  After teaching them about dangerous electrical practices, I divide them into 4 or 5 groups, hand them a worksheet, and tell them to find and improper/dangerous outlet/wiring/etc., describe and draw a picture of the problem and tell me how it should be fixed. 

 

It never takes them more than 15 or 20 minutes to do this! 🙄

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New SUVs dropping the kids off to schools that won’t even put soap dispensers in the toilet rooms.... it’s a sad comedy


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11 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

There has to be an accident before they even consider making any safety efforts.

Even then, the memory is short lived 

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7 hours ago, otherstuff1957 said:

When I teach kids about Electricity in M2 Science, one of the sub-topics is electrical safety.  After teaching them about dangerous electrical practices, I divide them into 4 or 5 groups, hand them a worksheet, and tell them to find and improper/dangerous outlet/wiring/etc., describe and draw a picture of the problem and tell me how it should be fixed. 

 

It never takes them more than 15 or 20 minutes to do this! 🙄

I was guessing the entire class time 

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