Durban - Teachers union NAPTOSA says child safety awareness should form part of the curriculum.
This comes in light of a body that was discovered in Phoenix on Monday, believed to that of missing child Miguel Louw, 9.
In a statement, Thirona Moodley, Provincial Chief Executive Officer in KZN, said while police have not confirmed the identity of the child, it was "shocking and sad irrespective of who the child is."
"As a union representing teachers, we are obliged to remind out teachers of the role they can play in educating children on the dangers that lurk in every corner."
Moodley said teachers should include this in their life orientation lessons to teach children how to protect themselves.