CRIME PREVENTION EDUCATION AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR REDUCING ANTI-SOCIAL ACTIVITY
University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-7 July, 2020
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Education in primary schools fulfills a number of irreplaceable functions. Providing basic education is a key function. The knowledge that pupils acquire at the primary level of education can build up and deepen at a higher level of education and specialize in a particular profession. In addition to the educational function, the social function can be considered as a crucial function of primary schools. At primary schools, children for the first time form strong social groups and social interaction among them. However, social interaction also arises among pupils and teachers (who may be seen as a form of authority that children have never encountered in their lives). Such life in a social group requires adherence to the rules that pupils under authority supervision must learn. This social function of primary school can be considered crucial for the further life of children in society. Even at such a young age, children should be prepared for rules whose violation could have negative, even criminal, consequences. Child and youth education in crime prevention can be considered as an effective tool for reducing antisocial activity in the future. Like general education, crime prevention education must be implemented in a form that is close to the pupils at primary level. One possibility is to realize game based learning. The paper deals with the evaluation of the survey of pupils' perception of specific forms of crime in primary schools. The aim of the paper is to propose a game based crime prevention learning based on the survey.
Keywords: Primary education, game based learning, crime prevention.