Safety tips

Kids’ safety tips

Help keep children safe by sharing these personal safety tips with them.

  • Never accept sweets or money from a stranger.
  • If you walk to school, go with a group of friends if possible, especially if you have to walk along a lonely path or road surrounded by bush.
  • Don’t talk to strangers, even if they know your name. It’s ok to just ignore them and not look at them. Keep walking, or run away if you feel scared.
  • Keep the gate and doors locked if you are home alone.
  • If someone you don’t know phones when you are home alone, don’t tell them that your parents aren’t at home. Instead, say that they can’t come to phone right now and offer to take a message.
  • Don’t open the door to anyone unless you know who it is and that it is OK for them to be there. Criminals may pretend to be repairmen, meter readers or other officials to trick you into letting them into your home.
  • If an adult stops you to ask for help or directions, tell them to ask another adult. Never get into a stranger’s car to show them the way.
  • Never go anywhere with someone you don’t know or don’t trust. Stay well away from stranger’s cars.
  • Say “NO” if anyone (including an adult relative) touches you or talks to you in a way that makes you feel scared, uncomfortable or confused. Tell your parents.
  • If you are not allowed to go to certain places, obey the rules. Your parents are not trying to spoil your fun; they want to keep you safe.
  • Make sure your parent or carer knows where you are going, when you will be back and how to reach you.
  • Be careful not to give out personal information about yourself online –  your address, phone number or the name of your school.

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