Keeping Kids Safe
If a parent says to a child “Police will take you away if you are naughty” the child will not trust or confide in Police when something has happened and will not approach Police if lost .
Police run a program in primary schools which aims to help children identify the safe adults in their community, as well as safe places to go when they are lost, feeling unsafe or frightened or are in danger. Other goals include enabling children to develop their own personal safety strategies, to respect their bodies and their personal space, and to feel empowered with the ability to say NO and seek help when they feel unsafe or unsure and to have the confidence to tell a trusted adult if they are being harmed in any way.
Please help spread this very important message to your children that Police are friends and are there to help.