As students gradually return to school, Shanghai has conceived of more regulations to guarantee the safety of the next generation, including a 200-meter safety zone, reports Shine.
The regulations, announced yesterday, dedicates to tackle common issues on campus, including school security, food safety and bullying. The most prominent measure is dubbed the "200-meter safety zone," which bans chemical factories, Internet cafes and clubs within a 200-meter radius of schools. Extra attention will also be paid to bookstores and toy stores, in case hazardous items are being sold to kids.
In the wake of last year's dreadful incident, in which two students were stabbed to death, the new regulations give prominences to campus security. For instance, the security guards at each gate for kindergartens and primary schools have been bulked up from two to four. In addition, schools are asked to assign patrolling guards within 100-meter radius.
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Students are asked to acquire basic knowledge to protect themselves as well. All students will have four to eight lectures on public safety each semester. Moreover, each school and kindergarten has been ordered to conduct at least one emergency evacuation drill each month.
The regulations also demand schools to bear zero tolerance towards vicious incidents like campus violence and abuse. Apart from compiling anti-bulling guidelines, the schools are expected to set up a helpline for students as well, so that malign incidents can be obviated from an early phase.
To better implement these regulations, the security of each school will be connected with the appraisal of the school leaders. Related responsible personal stuff will be punished or even dismissed if major incidents occur.
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