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 word that you can give to friends who may pick your child up from school. Roll play the ” Safe word” game with your child: pretend that you have come to pick him/ her up from school. Make up a convincing reason for you having to pick up the child but pretend you don’t know the Safe word.

Your child should refuse to go with you. Play this game regularly using different stories and sometimes giving them the Safe word.