Children and Safety in Australia: Safety At School
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
Schools in Australia and around the world all have procedures and rules for keeping children safe. Even at school, where there are teachers to look after them, children still need to learn about safety and behaving thoughtfully towards others. Once they leave school grounds, children face different challenges, including road safety and stranger danger. Feeling sick, facing a sudden emergency, sun safety and much more are all covered, making this book a useful resource for any parent or teacher, as well as vital reading for children themselves.