So far two schools have reported that female students were approached by a man in a white van asking them to board the vehicle.
This has happened to two schools Tanglin Trust School & UWC South East Asia.
So far this has happened to two international schools. But what is stopping these people to approach girls from public schools?
Parents please take note and share this info to other parents you know.
Read the details below:
It has been brought to our attention that one of our Middle School students was approached on Dover Road yesterday afternoon, Thursday 11 January, by a man driving a van. He drove alongside her as she was waiting for the bus and called to her from the road, telling her to get into the van. The student took exactly the right action: she did not respond, walked away in the opposite direction of the van, and informed a known adult. She and her parents filed a police report yesterday.
We will be speaking to students in age-appropriate ways over the next few days, reminding them that they should never respond to approaches of this kind, but move away and tell a known adult.
You may want to remind your children how to keep themselves safe in situations such as these. Those of you with younger children may wish to raise the issue with helpers and other care-givers as well. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.