Let’s face it – keeping our kids safe from harm is one of our main goals as parents.  But, while many children are wary of strangers, there are just as many who treat strangers as friends…. especially when the stranger is nice to them!  On top of that, many schools in Petaling Jaya don’t have the extra added security needed to ensure your child’s safety.  What are we supposed to do?

As parents, we want nothing more than the safety, health, and well-being for our children.  And though we do our best to teach them things, sometimes they don’t fully understand the repercussions of their actions.

Keep in mind, not all people you don’t know are bad.  But there still are those who have ulterior motives when it comes to your kids.  And no matter how well we think we’ve taught them, their safety may still be one for concern.


Things You Can Do to Keep Your Kids Safe


  1. Check with their schools’ security parameters. Do they have full time security guards, what is the protocol for picking up and dropping off children (do they let anyone pick up the kids or is there a list of people allowed to pick up your child), have they had any incidents in the past, do they perform background checks on their staff?  Check with the school and see exactly what they do and don’t have in place to ensure the safety of your child!


  1. Talk to your children about being safe! Show them videos, give them real-life scenarios, and quiz them on it!  You can’t be overeducated on safety!


  1. Many children think after meeting a “nice” person and chatting with them for a couple minutes, that older stranger is no longer a stranger, but a friend. Get an anonymous 3rd party, such as a co-worker or friend who hasn’t met your children and ask them to offer your kiddos candy or something fun while out on the playground.  Afterward, have a conversation with your children and with the stranger so they understand what exactly happened (you’d be surprised at how many educated children still take candy from the stranger!)


  1. If your school offers CCTV access, ask to be able to access it too. Sometimes teachers can be a student’s worst nightmare – especially if they are beating the children or calling them names.  If your school won’t allow you to access the CCTV, find a school in PJ that does, such as Little Human Scholars.


About Little Human Scholars School and Full Day Daycare Centre in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

The best part is LHS has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app called Toddlytic which provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!



Jana Moreno