On May 6, 2019, Wang Dawei, a well-known expert on safety education and professor with the People’s Public Security University of China, was present at Haidian Kaiwen Academy to give students a lecture on safety precautions. The lecture aims to further enhance students’ awareness of preventing incidents and protecting themselves.
Professor Wang opened his lecture with the murder of a Chinese student studying abroad. This personal safety case led to his 10 precautions for safety. He also translated theoretical knowledge of police, criminology, and victimology into catchy jingles and ballads. With simple and plain language, he taught students how to prevent fraud, how to safe oneself in face of kidnapping, and how to keep safe when studying abroad.
While explaining theoretical knowledge, he gave hands-on demonstration on how self-defense skills when being attacked. His vivid depiction and demonstration won him lingering applause on site.
Wang shared one specific case with the students. A little girl was kidnapped, but she didn’t cry nor yell, but asked for food and chatted with the kidnapper. She asked whether the kidnapper has children and what his child was going to do the next day. Finally, what she said persuaded the kidnapper to release her. This little girl knew knowledge that she can try to persuade the offender with emotional exchanges and finally saved herself. The one-hour lecture by professor Wang helped students better protect themselves. He stressed that students should work for all-round development and learn how to protect themselves. Safety is the prerequisite of everything.
At the end of the lecture, professor Wang advised students to be faithful to friends, dedicated to work and stay humble, which upgrades the meaning of safety education. Students acquired not only safety knowledge, but also wisdom of life.
“Life is a high building, and safety is the foundation of it.” Haidian Kaiwen Academy has been attaching great importance to safety education to ensure every student puts safety first. The school holds fire drills and safety lectures on a regular basis, and launches scout activities to develop students’ skills of self-protection. University guidance of the secondary education department integrates contents of how to protect personal safety when studying abroad. In this way, students of Kaiwen Academy learn not only academic knowledge, but also practical skills. They have awareness and skills of self-protection and defending others.