What will children and young people learn?
They will learn:
- to work out when their safety is at risk
- how to keep safe when they meet and mix with other people
- who and how to ask for help if they, or someone they know, is being abused
- to go on asking for help until someone does something to stop the abuse
- that it is important to make and follow personal, family and school safety rules.
They will know:
- that abuse is never okay
- that abuse is never their fault.
What part do parents, caregivers and whānau play?
Parents and whānau are strongly encouraged to support Keeping Ourselves Safe.
- You can attend a meeting at school to tell you more about Keeping Ourselves Safe.
- You can find out about abuse and what to do if you think a child you know is being abused.
- You can talk to your child about what they have learnt in Keeping Ourselves Safe.
- You can set safety guidelines with your family.
- You can help young children with the Keeping Ourselves Safe activities they bring home.
- You can give the same safety messages as the school is giving.