20 November 2003
Media are invited to attend the Confident Kids launch on Friday 21 November at 11am. The launch will be held at:
Confident Kids is a programme designed to give children opportunities to practise safety skills that they can use when out and about with other people.
There will be a demonstration of the safety skills by Constable Nyla Carroll and students of Roscommon School.
The programme is being launched because of the level of concern in the community about abuse and bullying in our society.
The abuse of children is unlawful and children who are abused or bullied are less likely to reach their full potential as individuals.
Confident Kids helps children to:
â€¢ Recognise potentially unsafe situations involving other people
â€¢ Take responsibility to keep themselves and others safe;
â€¢ Set safe boundaries when interacting with other people;
â€¢ Deal appropriately with words that hurt them;
â€¢ Be able to talk about what worries them and get help.