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TEEN SAFETY

Talk to your teens about the risks of clubbing and drink spiking. Teach them to have a plan before they leave for the event.

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UNWANTED TOUCHING

Teach your child to Intercept unwanted touching. Granny may think pinching her grandchild's cheeks is a sign of affection and it is… but what if it makes your child uncomfortable? If you force your child to accept unwanted touches so that they don’t hurt other...

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THE “SAFE WORD” GAME

Teaching your child how to keep themselves safe should be ongoing. Create age appropriate games and give each game a name. The name will trigger the safety habit that you want your child to remember. For example, the "Safe word" game. Have the child make up a safe...

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REWARD vs BRIBES

Does your child know the difference between a reward and a bribe? One of them could be very dangerous! A reward is given for getting good marks at school, washing a person's car or painting a wall for example. A bribe is given to get your child to keep a secret (not a...

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CHILD KIDNAPPING

Kidnapping? No, not in South Africa?  In fACT, Kidnapping in South Africa is a common crime, with over 4,100 occurring in the 2013/2014 period, and a child going missing EVERY FIVE HOURS. It is not a highly publicized crime, which is a good thing because bad guys...

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BOUNDARY SETTING

Boundary setting for kids - Understanding boundaries and how to set them is vital to Personal Safety on every level. There are many forms of boundaries; an example of a physical boundary may be a wall or a door. A wall is a solid boundary and keeps everyone out but a...

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PROJECT SAFETY SOCK PUPPET

Starting to talk about safety with little ones is difficult. Here is an idea that nursery schools/play groups or even first and second grade teachers can use to get the kids started on learning about personal safety… without making them frightened. PROJECT SAFETY SOCK...

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PERSONAL SAFETY TOOLS

Not sure how to start talking to your child about Safety? Here is a simple way to start. Let your child draw him/herself and then add their Personal Safety tools. Add as many as you can think of and discuss each one. Remember that YOU are your child's best safety...

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5 SAFETY LESSONS FOR KIDS

1.Keeping secrets: No-one is allowed to tell your child to keep secrets. A paedophile will use secrets to try to drive a wedge between you and your child 2.Personal space: Teach them about personal space by talking about it in different ways. For example when they go...

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