KUALA LUMPUR: Students these days are more pampered compared to the previous generation, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
“Sometimes, when they are disciplined by their teachers, they would go home and complain to their parents,” he said.
Noor Rashid said he was aware that some parents, after hearing their children’s complaints, would go to the school and scold the teachers.
There were also parents who resorted to legal action.
“This is not right. We must complement each other in monitoring our children’s discipline.
“What the police and teachers are doing is for the good of the children,” he said after launching the “Say No” to Disciplinary Problems and Bullying in School Programme at the Police Training Centre yesterday.
The programme was initiated by Pertubuhan Pusat Aduan Rakyat Malaysia (PAR), with the support of the Education Ministry and police.
Noor Rashid said that last year, more than 7,000 index crime cases involving juveniles were reported compared with more than 10,000 cases the previous year.
“This programme will focus on schools in the Klang Valley before we implement it in other states,” he added.
“We also have liaison officers at every school nationwide.
“These officers are important because sometimes, the teachers cannot handle the problems alone. We can help.”
PAR Malaysia president Datuk A. Chandrakumanan said they had also launched an anti-bullying task force, which would give support and counselling to students.
“Those with problems could contact us via our website par.org.my for now, but we will have a dedicated link set up soon,” he said.