Keeping Ourselves Safe consists of a range of child protection resources to help young people learn and apply a range of safety skills that they can use when interacting with others.
New Zealand Police recommends that schools use the learning activities in Keeping Ourselves Safe within a whole-school approach.
What students will learn
These year 11–13 resources will help students to learn:
the laws related to abuse and harassment
their own and other beliefs about abusive situations
factors that perpetrate violence in New Zealand society
- the media’s influence on behaviours and attitudes towards violence.
Four focus areas
Keeping Ourselves Safe years 11–13 includes four focus areas plus ten additional learning activities.
Focus area 1: Is that legal?
Students gain an understanding of the laws relating to abuse and harassment.
- Is that legal? (PDF, 499KB)
- Is that legal? (Word, 122KB)
Focus area 2: Wrongdoing or moral dilemma?
Students analyse their own and others’ beliefs about abusive situations.
- Wrongdoing or moral dilemma? (PDF, 123KB)
- Wrongdoing or moral dilemma? (Word, 51KB)
Focus area 3: Anger and violence
Students can describe the factors that perpetuate violence in New Zealand society.
- Anger and violence (PDF, 557KB)
- Anger and violence (Word, 66KB)
Focus area 4: Violence and the media
Students can analyse ways in which the media may influence behaviour and attitudes to violence.
- Violence and the media (PDF, 454KB)
- Violence and the media (Word, 73KB)
- Activity bank of 10 additional learning activities (PDF, 1.53MB)