Note: These resources were revised in October 2020. If your school still needs the old resources for any reason, please contact your School Community Officer.
The learning activities in Keeping Ourselves Safe are arranged in focus areas. Research suggests that an effective programme should include learning experiences from each of the focus areas. All focus areas on this page were updated in 2020.
Focus area 1: Keeping one step ahead
Students learn to take care of themselves in a range of social settings. They learn what the dangers are, who could get hurt and what they can do to keep themselves safe.
- Keeping one step ahead (Google Doc)
- Keeping one step ahead (PDF, 549KB)
- Keeping one step ahead (DOCX, 933KB)
Focus area 2: I'm responsible for others, too
Students learn to be responsible for the safety of others by means of scenarios involving the care of siblings and a dependent grandparent, and a peer’s need for support when being bullied.
- I'm responsible for others, too (Google Doc)
- I'm responsible for others, too (PDF, 1.2MB)
- I'm responsible for others, too (DOCX, 1.2MB)
Focus area 3: Finding out about abuse
Students need to be aware of what constitutes abuse so that they can recognise if they are being abused and know how to create a safe classroom.
- Finding out about abuse (Google Doc)
- Finding out about abuse (PDF, 224KB)
- Finding out about abuse (DOCX, 66KB)
Focus area 4: Families working together
Sometimes abuse occurs within the family. Children are particularly vulnerable. Students discuss family discipline and stress. They learn that they should feel safe, cared for and protected within their family.
- Families working together (Google Doc)
- Families working together (PDF, 523KB)
- Families working together (DOCX, 280KB)
Focus area 5: Reporting abuse
When abuse is reported, the abuser is stopped and the healing process can begin for the victim. Students learn why it is important to report abuse and to know who, and how, to tell.
Focus area 6: What happens now?
Through a discussion session with a panel of child protection personnel, students learn about the process that takes place when abuse is reported.