Parents, churches and other stakeholders are concerned over the wayward behaviour of learners at two secondary schools, Cherutombo and Nyameni, located in Marondera.
The pupils have allegedly been indulging in sexual activities and spreading pornographic material on social media platforms.
Parents, officials from the Victim Friendly Unit (VFU), pastors and the social welfare department recently visited Nyameni High School to engage learners on the dangers of engaging in early sex.
The team is also expected to visit Cherutombo High School and address the same issues.
A pastor who is leading the team, Clyde Tsiga, told NewsDay that there is a need to re-instil lost norms and values in communities. Said Tsiga:
We want to reach out to all schools and raise awareness, promote mental health and champion children’s rights issues.
We realise that there are a number of issues that are not being addressed by families and communities and these push factors give birth to juvenile delinquency and criminality.
There is a need to be proactive, and re-instil lost norms and values in communities so that we suppress crimes before they are committed.
Meanwhile, some Marondera residents have urged the Primary and Secondary Education ministry to suspend school authorities for failure to discipline schoolchildren.