Children Today Face A Myriad Of Personal Safety Challenges
Peer pressure, cyber bullying, sexual predators,
sexual abuse, rape, kidnapping, hijacking, and other
tragic crimes are sadly realities many families are
forced to deal with every day.
Often our own fears of creating a fearful child stop
us from talking to our kids about these threats.
But empowering our children with knowledge and
equipping them with the practical skills to handle a
threatening situation can be the difference between
life or death.
It is critical for them to know how to
recognise different kinds of danger,
what they should do in a hostile
situation, and most importantly,
how to avoid having to face these
Every child is different and may be more advanced in some areas.
This table provides a guideline for teaching your child about THEIR Personal Safety:
Schools & Boarding Schools
Are your schools safety policies & procedures up to scratch?
Safety at school, particularly at boarding houses, is a key issue in South Africa. The onus is on the school to keep children and staff safe under all circumstances.
ACT Personal Safety can review, test and revise your policies and procedures and provide training to ensure that these are clear, integrated, relevant and effective to your school in reducing identified threats.
Good policies and procedures allow school managers to control events in advance and prevent costly life – threatening incidents.