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Everybody is a teacher: “I want to teach children not to litter.”

In Laporan pandangan mata on December 13, 2010 at 10:23 am

Tiara Karina Pandiangan,Six-Year-Old Environmentalist

If a 6-year-old girl called you out for littering, how would you feel? Probably deeply embarrassed at first. Tiara Karina Pandiangan may look too cute to scold anyone, but she is serious about saving the environment and will call you out if your trash fails to find the bin. She’s got 600 pins to prove it. Today, Tiara explains what motivates her, tells us why we shouldn’t litter and reveals why she would never have a pet turtle.

What are you doing here in Menteng Park today?

I’m here for an interview.

I see. And you brought pins and stickers, too.

Yes, I’m going to hand them out. I give people a sticker and a pin and I ask them not to litter. Once, I saw a kid drop some trash on the ground and I shouted from my house, ‘Hey, don’t litter!’

Does anyone ever get upset when you approach them? Do they ever say that it’s none of your business?

Never. Sometimes I don’t say anything. I just pick up the trash and show them the trash can. The other day, I was at a park near my house and I noticed there was trash on the grass. I want to make a sign and put it up in the park so people know not to litter.

You have two kinds of pins. Can you tell me what they say?

It says ‘Don’t Litter. Small Actions, BIG Changes.’ This one says the same in Indonesian. ‘Jangan Nyampah, Dong!’ I’m going to make more pins with my designs. The next batch will say ‘Bin It, Don’t Throw It.’ That one is for people who roll down their windows and throw trash out of their car.

Who do you give the pins to? Strangers?

Yes, strangers, so they know that we shouldn’t litter.

Why is it important to teach people not to litter?

Because it could destroy the earth. If that happens, we will be extinct, and I don’t want that to happen, right? So we have to look after the earth, take care of it.

What do you think of Jakarta? Do you think there is a lot of trash in the city?

In Rasamala [a neighborhood in South Jakarta], there’s usually a lot of garbage. It’s everywhere, even though there are plenty of trash bins.

So you’re running this campaign alone?

Yes. Maybe there are people who would be willing to help.

Are your friends at school like you?

When my friends are with me, they put the garbage into the bin. But other kids litter if they don’t know me.

Do you think there are many other kids running anti-littering campaigns like you?

I don’t think most kids get involved in campaigns like this, but I had to start a campaign to urge people not to litter so that the earth won’t be destroyed.

What made you want to start helping the environment?

My mom once showed me a reusable bag, something that can be used again and again that we don’t throw away. I have a bag made of Sunlight pouches. Sunlight is for washing the dishes.

You also carry a Winnie the Pooh bag with you. What do you use it for?

I use this bag when I pick up rubbish, but I can use something else. We must ‘reduce, reuse, recycle, replace.’

Do you think your campaign will be a success?

I’m sure it will be because it’s time to be successful. Plus, I have a lot of pins and stickers here.

Can you tell us about the T-shirt you’re wearing?

I’m wearing a rhino T-shirt. I also have other T-shirts but I’m not wearing them today. I have an orangutan one and a WWF shirt, but I’m not wearing them.

You also care about animals, don’t you?

Yes. Oh, and I also have an elephant T-shirt. An elephant that can paint. It says ‘Save the Elephant’ on the front. That’s the Sumatran elephant.

You are also a member of WWF. What does WWF stand for?

World Wildlife Fund. We have to help animals that are almost extinct. We save turtles so they won’t be extinct like dinosaurs. Where’s my turtle book? [Finds it in her bag and starts reading.] Let’s save the turtles so they wont be extinct like the dinosaurs.

For your birthday this year, I heard you ran a campaign to save baby turtles.

By the time I grow older, they will be gone. Let’s be friends with turtles. We should not spill oil or throw garbage, so they won’t become extinct. In Indonesia, we have olive ridley and green turtles.

Have you seen turtles in the wild?

Only at SeaWorld. And I’ve seen the tukik [hatchlings] on TV.

Do you want a turtle as a pet? If you could keep one at home, would you?

No, because it’s not right to take turtles from the wild. Later it might die.

Jakarta has many topeng monyet [masked monkey performances]. How do you feel when you see them?

If people keep taking monkeys from the forest, they will end up like the orangutan. I feel sorry for them, they belong in the wild.

Titi, when you grow up, what do you want to be?

A teacher. I want to teach children not to litter.

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Cahaya Sejiwa

In Laporan pandangan mata on May 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Beberapa pengunjukrasa yang tergabung dalam Sejiwa melakukan aksi damai memperingati Hari Kebebasan Pers Sedunia di Bundaran Hotel Indonesia Jakarta, Senin (3/5). Mereka mendesak media massa untuk menghentikan praktek pengungkapan identitas anak yang sedang terlibat kasus hukum dalam berita yang ditayangkan atau dimuat karena akan menimbulkan stigmatisasi yang merugikan anak.

Masa depan suatu bangsa sangat ditentukan dengan kualitas kehidupan anak saat ini. Kenyataan yang sering dijumpai di masyarakat adalah banyak anak dengan penyimpangan perilaku, seperti melakukan pelanggaran hukum dan tindak kekerasan. Hal tersebut dapat disebabkan oleh beberapa faktor. Dampak negatif  arus informasi yang bersumber dari teknologi komunikasi dan media massa, perubahan gaya hidup, serta pembangunan yang cepat. Peran media pun sangat berpengaruh terhadap perkembangan anak. Namun, media massa sering kali mengungkapkan identitas anak yang sedang terlibat kasus hukum di dalam berita untuk ditayangkan kepada khalayak.

“Pemberitaan tidak boleh menstigmasi. Karena anak belum tentu salah. Kalau pun salah, wong namanya anak-anak salah itu biasa. Misalnya, dulu saya pernah mengambil bolpoint teman sebangku; toh ketika dewasa nanti akan hilang dengan sendirinya” ujar Hadi Supeno. Ketua KPAI itu menuturkan dampak yang akan sangat merugikan bagi anak apabila sejak dini mereka sudah terstigmasi atau divonis oleh media menjadi terdakwa. Pemberitaan yang secara terbuka akan membawa efek spiral. Berita yang diharapkan dapat mencegah terjadinya tindak kekerasan di tempat lain, justru membawa dampak sebaliknya. Begitulah alasan KPAI mendukung momentum yang telah diciptakan Sejiwa untuk melakukan aksi damai yang juga dihadiri oleh Ketua Komnas Anak Seto Mulyadi, Wakil Ketua KPI Fetty Fajriati, Anggota Dewan Pers, dan Mahasiswa Pers dari beberapa Universitas di Jakarta.

Sebuah paradigma keliru yang sering terjadi di masyarakat adalah anak dianggap sebagai hak milik yang boleh diperlakukan apa saja. Rotanlah kalau perlu, pukulah kalau perlu! Ketika seorang anak melakukan kesalahan, maka karena ia masih “anak”, ia justru harus diberi pemahaman bahwa tindakannya salah, dan ia harus diberi kesempatan memperbaiki kesalahannya. Hal ini justru akan sulit terjadi ketika ia sudah dihadapkan dengan publisitas media massa. Beban yang ia hadapi menjadi begitu besar sehingga kemungkinan ia dan orang tuanya justru akan menghindar  ataupun lari dari permasalahan. Jika hal ini terjadi, maka proses belajar memperbaiki kesalahan tidak berlangsung. Di lain pihak, anak yang menjadi korban pun tetap menjadi korban dan bahkan mungkin bertambah bebannya karena ia merasa seluruh dunia sudah mengetahui bahwa ia adalah anak yang lemah, atau bahwa ia telah ternoda akibat diperkosa dsbnya. Akhirnya, baik pelaku maupun korban dan seluruh keluarganya hidup dengan beban yang tidak jelas ujung pangkalnya.

Kesalahan yang terjadi bukan hanya pada pemberitaan di media saja. Kesalahan bisa berlaku bagi semua orang yang kurang peduli untuk mensosialisasikan prinsip-prinsip bagaimana perlindungan anak itu sendiri serta pemberitaan yang menstigmasi anak tersebut. Bertepatan dengan Hari Kebebasan Pers Sedunia ini diharapkan agar Media Massa serta seluruh Pekerja Pers untuk selalu menjalankan fungsi edukasi, informasi, hiburan, bisnis secara seimbang. Tidak hanya sekedar untuk keuntungan bisnis, pasar, dan rating semata.

Tidak hanya itu, aksi damai yang bertemakan “STOP Ungkap Identitas Anak Yang Berhadapan Dengan Hukum Di Media” ini juga mengajak para Mahasiswa Pers yang memiliki idealisme terhadap hal-hal yang berkaitan dengan jurnalisme untuk menjalankan profesi yang beretika serta melindungi kepentingan anak dan kepekaan terhadap psikologi anak dengan tetap mengedepankan profesionalisme. (*)