Mandurah: students warned after teenage girl harrassed on bus

Mandurah: students warned after teenage girl harrassed on bus

A SAFETY alert has been issued to high school students after a teenage girl was harassed by a man on the bus home yesterday afternoon.

The year nine student was travelling on the Halls Head to Erskine/Dawesville Transperth bus from Mandurah Catholic College.

There were no seats available so the older man sitting on a single seat told her to sit with him.

During the drive he continued to verbally harass her and make inappropriate comments.

She left the bus and reported the incident to her mother, the college and police.

Tips to keep children safe:

– Always travel in company

– Walk on the right hand side of the road so you face oncoming traffic

– Wherever possible, leave space between yourself and the roadway

– Stay in areas that are well lit

– Stay in view; avoid going into areas that are hidden from view (such as parkland bush or behind shopping centres) and plan trips to avoid such locations

– Be alert; earphones and headphones can reduce your awareness considerably

– If you have a mobile phone, have it turned on and ready to dial an emergency number

– If a passing car stops nearby, never get too close

– Do not hesitate to run from a situation in which you feel at risk

– Provide this advice to brothers and sisters, especially if younger

– Report suspicious behaviour to parents, school and the police, noting number plates of cars and/or clothing or distinguishing features of individuals:

To get the latest community safety information from police, visit WA Police on Facebook www.facebook.com/WA.Police or online at www.police.wa.gov.au.