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Keeping Ourselves Safe (for years 11–13)

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.

Focus area 2: Wrongdoing or moral dilemma?

Students analyse their own and others’ beliefs about abusive situations.

Focus area 3: Anger and violence

Students can describe the factors that perpetuate violence in New Zealand society.

Focus area 4: Violence and the media

Students can analyse ways in which the media may influence behaviour and attitudes to violence.

Activity bank