Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Connect. I thank Allen and Connect for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.
Computer Game Shops
The problems we are having with computer games shops are nothing new. Way before we had them we had billiards or pool shops. These shops are still with us and I often see school children in uniform gather there for entertainment.
The police have said that they will chase kids home found in these shops, but how about taking the child down to the police station and get the parents to pick them up from there. We could ask the school teacher to also come down so that the incident can be put on record.
And when police give advice on their Sunday TV Crime Stoppers programme the number of students found in computer and billiards shops can be mentioned. If we want to be serious about the problem, we could add what school the children are from. We shall not reveal the child’s name to protect him or her.
These actions will be deterrents that should not in any way downgrade or belittle the school or the child. We can call it a form of discipline.