Community Safety Courseware
The Community Safety and Security courseware is intended to improve students' knowledge of issues relating to safety and security. This is done with a view to: (a) strengthen support for local community partnership, (b) improve the life chances of young people, and (c) prevent the likelihood of at-risk youth involvement in gang violence.
The Community Safety and Security Courseware is comprised of individual lessons, games, interactive resources, personalized student help desks, chat room facilities, real time online grade books as well as graded end-of module tests.
The courseware is comprised of seven modules covering the following key issues:
- Roles and Functions of the Police
- Community Policing
- Child Care and Protection
- Important Do's and Don'ts
- Youth Development Programmes
- Gang Prevention
Assistant Commissioner of Police John Mclean Speaks About the Community Safety and Security Courseware
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Support
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Community Empowerment and Transformation (COMET) project contracted GoGSAT to develop this exciting courseware. During 2008-2009, a total of 3900 inner-city students benefited directly from this programme.
During the duration of the programme, the sponsored students were able to use the course resources. Additionally, they were able to speak live with police officers via the system's chat room. These live sessions were scheduled at specific times, and were opened to all students. In addition, students were able to leave questions on their personalized help desks. These questions were answered by police officers within a 24-hour period.
Prior to starting the course, students were required to participate in a pre-test. This was automatically graded and the scores sent to the student's grade book. At the end of the course, students were required to participate in a post-test. The scores on the pre and post-tests were statistically analyzed to determine whether students benefited significantly from the programme. Click here to request free access to the Community Safety and Security Courseware.