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Social media to be focus of Police Force Summer Camp
August 09, 2017

The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force is embarking on an initiative geared towards the positively impacting youths here in St. Kitts and Nevis.


This new initiative “the use of social media in positive ways” will be rolled out by the force during the course of next week at its inaugural summer camp.


The camp will be held from Monday 14th August until Sunday 27th August 2017 at the William Connor Primary School, St. Kitts from 8am to 3pm and is expected to see some two hundred youths in attendance.


The program aims to use platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter to counter some of the negatives that are perpetuated online such as cyber bullying.


Other topics to be explored during the course of the two weeks camp are sexual abuse and peer pressure, children rights, and road safety.


Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Osmond Petty, said the objectives of the camp are to foster better community policing relationships, to equip participants with life skills, and to forge a group of young leaders for the future.


The camp is part of the National Crime Reduction and Prevention Strategy that was produced in March 2017.

 


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