Kids and young people

Keeping kids safe

Encourage your children to think about their safety.

It is the responsibility of adults to keep children safe, this includes helping them develop personal safety skills. It is not about scaring or frightening children but increasing communication and learning new skills.

Child Safety Postcards

The Child Safety Postcards are available in two designs, one for colouring in and the other for writing on:

Both cards contain the following important safety message:

  • Never tell a stranger your name or where you live, unless they are the police.
  • If walking with a sibling, stay together. Don’t leave younger ones alone. Remember to ensure they are safely at their destination before proceeding to yours.
  • Maintain a confident appearance (even if you don’t feel it). Head up, shoulders back and confident strides.
  • If you do not feel comfortable opening the door to someone ask them to come back later or ask them to leave information in the letterbox.
  • Try not to let a stranger know if you are home alone.

You can download a copy of our Child Safety Postcards below:

Travelling to school safety

Walking to and from school is a great opportunity for children to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. To ensure your children have a safe and enjoyable journey, make sure you give them a few simple personal safety strategies that they can use.

For more information, download Travelling to School Safety Fact Sheet (PDF 125 KB).

Daniel Morecombe Foundation

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation provides personal child safety education to children and young people to prevent abuse and promote lifelong health and wellbeing.

The Foundation offers support to educators, parents and carers by providing resources, education and direct support to young victims of crime.

For more information, please visit the Daniel Morecombe Foundation website.

Mobile Device Safety – Phone Down #Eyes Up

While mobile devices, like smart phones, iPads, iPods, laptops and Game Boys, are a great way to pass the time when waiting for your friends or the next train, they can also be a dangerous distraction.

Wherever you are, when out in public, it’s important to keep your eyes up and be aware of your surroundings, particularly when you are out walking or using public transport.

Be smart with your device and always keep your personal safety in mind.

For more information, please download Mobile device safety fact sheet (PDF 121 KB).