• LIM SEONG PEK Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • RITA WONG MEE MEE Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • WONG YEE VON Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • MD ROSLI ISMAIL Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Open University Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • KHATIPAH ABD GHANI Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • TENGKU SHAHROM TENGKU SHAHDAN School of Education & Human Sciences, Albukhary International University, Kedah, Malaysia.



safety, security, community awareness, young children


The rapid growth of urbanisation has brought significant benefits to the world economy and cultural and societal development and increased social problems worldwide. The nature of crime is not uniform but varies from geographical region to another. In some areas, property crime is more common, while crime against a person (violent) is prevalent in others. In recent years, children’s safety and security have become more prevalent. Thus, this review emphasises the awareness of children’s safety and security worldwide. Hence, the primary goal of this scoping review is to uncover previous research on steps and strategies applied by many in creating awareness among young children about safety and security knowledge. This scoping review was reported according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR) guidelines. Five databases, namely Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), Semantic Scholar, and Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), were used for data scoping. A total of 20 studies were identified to be eligible for selection.


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How to Cite

PEK, L. S., MEE, R. W. M., VON, W. Y. ., ISMAIL, M. R., GHANI, K. A., & SHAHDAN, T. S. T. (2022). BE SAFE OR BE SORRY: A SCOPING REVIEW ON CHILDREN’S SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS. Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3(5), 14–25.