Police are concerned about children doing odd jobs for drug criminals from an early age. Children sometimes think it’s cool or they want to make money. But even those small jobs can have very nasty consequences when you’re older.
With special lessons, the police and other organizations in Utrecht want to teach children more about how criminals use children and what consequences this can have. They hope that children will then make different choices. Pupils of the Maasplein School are one of the first to receive the lessons.
According to the police, they seem like small jobs that criminals ask children. For example to pick up a package, to hide something in their backpack or to make a phone call with their phone.
By having children do it, the criminals themselves hope not to be caught, the police said.
The children find the lessons interesting. They think it is good if more children get the lessons.