Children and Safety in Australia: Safety Away From Home
1 Jul 2018
As children grow, their curiosity about the world can sometimes expose them to dangers. Parents and care-givers will not always be there to protect them every second of the day so teaching them about staying safe, healthy and happy is important for their development. This series will provide children in Primary School with strategies for responding to situations in which they feel unsafe, worried or upset. Recognising when someone else needs a helping hand, and knowing what to do in an emergency, are also vital skills that children can learn as they grow into citizens of the future.
Australian Curriculum topics covered in this series:
• Personal safety
• Recognising danger
• Making healthy choices
• Responding to others in need
• Online safety for children
Children who ride their bikes to school, walk to the shops by themselves, or take the bus to visit a friend's home need to be aware of a few basic safety rules. Taking care of their own safety is a part of growing up, and keeping safe involves using common sense and being aware of what is happening around them. Whether they are at the beach, the shops, the park or on public transport, this book will help children learn to be self-reliant and confident when they are away from home.