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lukereg a participé à la discussion Sexual Abuse in International Schools sur le forum Jakarta

There are no excuses from our perspective but here in the 1990's would of that even have been a consideration? No Asian country had any formal guidelines back then, all are recenty introduced. Thailand for example went very formal from 2006 cracking down on all backbacker teachers and Indonesia has not really even started this properly yet.

lukereg a participé à la discussion Sexual Abuse in International Schools sur le forum Jakarta

I couldn't agree more. Although I am not how useful background checks would be for long term expats. If they have a criminal record and the time spent has expired then it should not appear on a police file. If they are in the Sexual Offenders record again even that can have an expiry date. I welcome all tests for all teachers from where ever but I would be concerned with the procedure for auxillary staff like the cleaners because that would just be a paper exercise.

lukereg a participé à la discussion Sexual Abuse in International Schools sur le forum Jakarta

Interesting that there is a swing to a western pedophile teaching at JIS (12 years ago) in the press which is gathering more momentum than the actual people who committed the crime, I guess that is a sad reflection on sensationalising stories in the press. Even CNN picked up on the Pedophile. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/22/justice/texas-fbi-international-child-predator-victims/index.html?hpt=ias_c2 But in terms of sexual abuse in International schools, I am sure abuse happens, there are always tales in the press in far flung places in Indonesia that does not really mean much to people in Jakarta but I would not like to think it is a common thing. I think that there should be a clear and open discussion about how children should be made aware of the dangers of growing up and how to react to strangers young and old and to not to be afraid to speak up. I also think that parents need to pay more attention to their children, not just leaving them with family or friends, the maid, the driver and so on and take responsibility for them and make sure that they also teach their children about strangers. Whilst I am sure that there will be more uncovered and more sad tales of abused children, there will be more shock and horror to the fact that schools are unlicenced or checked and there will lots of heads being scratched by those wondering how that could happen in the Education Ministry while they talk on their iphone 5 with their shiny new BMW outside being polished. Hmmm Teachers in every school I am sure will feel upset over this issue and again moving on they should also be supported and educated to identify signs of abuse, beit from within their workplace or from outside and not be afraid to ask or report it. I would imagine a lot of the time they wont in case the parents get upset and pull their child from that school and go next door and the school gets a bad name, which sadly is the case in the city due to the amount of schools all jostling and competing for students. However, again I feel everyone in education needs to take responsibility for the safety of every child from the cleaners to the principal and that there are checks, training, support and guidance issued to the employees on how to behave and act around children. I am happy that this has not been allowed to be so far, brushed under the carpet but will remain in the public domain and as long as this does not become a witch hunt or finger pointing exercise to Western or Indonesian teachers and the support staff in schools then perhaps there will be healthy discussion and debate and learning from this. As for background checks, there are no official guidelines I am aware of in Indonesia but as I have stated before EF has implemented them as a manatory part of the job application process along with drug and HiV free statments which is legally required.

lukereg a participé à la discussion Hello Everyone sur le forum Jakarta

Not very wise posting all your personal contact details on an open forum. Better you pm the person and go from there.

lukereg a participé à la discussion im coming there soon sur le forum Indonesia

I am sure that Mike is beautiful in his own way but as I am sure Mike will agree he does fall short when compared to 'sophie'. But I think Mike is stunning or stunned I forget which.

lukereg a participé à la discussion Question about Immigration at Jakarta airport sur le forum Jakarta

Are you flying back to London from Jakarta? If so check what time the departure desk opens, its normally less than 4 hours before. You will need to show security your ticket before they let you into departures and then you will need to pay 150,000 idr at the time of getting your boarding pass. This has to be in Indonesian rupiah. The rest is pretty straight forward. If you fly back from Bali its the same but with tje added 40,000 tax at Jakarta to fly to Bali.

lukereg a participé à la discussion Question about Immigration at Jakarta airport sur le forum Jakarta

You will need to complete 2 cards on the plane before you arrive. One is the departure card and one is the customs clearance card. The Departure card is in English, the other no. So just tick the no boxes and sign it. When you get to Bali you will need to pay $25 usd to get your tourist visa which is valid for 30 days. Then, when you fly into Jakarta you will need to pay 40,000 airport tax but that is all. With Air Asia you can check in online so you dont have queue (unless you have baggage) and then just show your id with your ticket. You will land with Air Asia at Terminal 3 which is nice and shiny new and there are no immigration or other checks to worry about. If you are not being met by a driver or someone go and stand with Bluebird taxi people and queue for that taxi company only. One thing you might need to be aware of is that your carrier might ask you in London for a return ticket (assuming you are staying for a long time so you might not have purchased one, I dont know.) Check with your Employer about that.

lukereg a participé à la discussion im coming there soon sur le forum Indonesia

Annie, you should post your offers of friendship and replies on a blog post. I am sure it would entertain and horrify at the same time. Feeling sorry for Mike as you do, I feel he needs to adapt a more open photo one where he is dressed in a open necked light green nylon shirt with a 1970s perm and some sunglasses to match and then I am sure more turkish men would pm him for friendship.

lukereg a participé à la discussion Bahasa Lessons sur le forum Jakarta

Thats not a lot of money for an hour and a half. You should revise your offer. And once a week wont help you learn anything. Why not learn from your colleagues while at work?

lukereg a participé à la discussion Hello, apa kabar people?! ;)) sur le forum Jakarta

I would agree with Aabie somewhat. Competition here is fierce and the fact this story got out into the press, and it should, will harm its reputation no end. Aabie stop going away and not posting. Its wrong.

lukereg a participé à la discussion im coming there soon sur le forum Indonesia

So are you looking for romance in Jakarta or just to meet women fot friendship? Because whilst this is the place to introduce yourself and make contacts here it is not a dating site.