THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE ROLE OF SOCIAL OBSERVATION IN ENHANCING THE INTELLECTUAL SECURITY OF IT GUESTS: A STUDY APPLIED TO WORKERS IN SOCIAL OBSERVATION HOMES IN THE CITIES OF JEDDAH AND TAIF
Dr. Turki Hassan Abu Al-Ela
Assistant Professor at Social Work Department, Social Sciences College, Umm Al-Qura University, KSA
Prof. Al-Sayyed Abdul Hameed Ibrahim
Professor at Social Work Department, Social Sciences College, Umm Al-Qura University, KSA
This research aims to identify the contributions of the Social Observation Houses in enhancing the intellectual security for it guests. This research is one of the descriptive researches that relied on the social survey method through a comprehensive inventory of all workers in the Social Observation Houses in Jeddah and Taif. The research relied on the questionnaire as a tool for data collection. The results showed that the spirit of national identity prevails among the inmates, and the absence of extremism, religious fanaticism and extremism of opinion among the inmates. The results also showed that the most important services that contribute to the enhancement of intellectual security are instructional and educational services, awareness and guidance services, and that one of the most important preventive methods applied by the observation House is to provide the opportunity for inmates to express their opinions completely freely, pay attention to the civic education course in schools of Houses and pay attention to education programs and intellectual reformation of the inmates, and that one of the most important foundations and principles pursued by Social Observation Houses is to instill the values of loyalty and belonging to the homeland in the hearts of the inmates, combat all forms of racial discrimination and instill good treatment with the inmates. The results also showed that the most important obstacles that impede the Social Observation House in enhancing intellectual security are: Lack of awareness of the inmates about the dire dangers resulting from extremism and intellectual deviation, the scarcity of specialists in intellectual security issues in the House, the lack of knowledge of workers in the House with the requirements to achieve intellectual security, and the lack of social participation by members of the local community in the in the programs and activities of the House. The research recommended the need to pay attention to increasing the number of training courses and workshops for workers in the House, and to pay attention to educational programs and activities to enhance the concept of intellectual security and to establish community partnerships with institutions interested in intellectual security in society.