Canadian Centre recommends back to school safety habits
September 3, 2015
Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection reminds parents that back to school is a great time of year to review safety strategies with their child. Safety Habits for Life is for children of all ages and will help build their safety competence and confidence.
“Our recommended Safety Habits for Life helps busy Canadian parents share critical safety strategies with their family so that every child’s school year is a safe one,” says Noni Classen, Director of Education at the Canadian Centre.
The five core strategies featured as Safety Habits for Life are important for children to use throughout their lifetime. Strategies include the importance of always using the buddy system, knowing when a secret needs to be told and setting boundaries about personal space.
"It's essential we empower children by building their safety competence,” says Classen, “Parents can do this by setting time aside to have conversations with their kids on an ongoing basis and practicing these strategies regularly.”
For more information and age-specific resources visit kidsintheknow.ca.
For more information please contact:
Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection
Office: (204) 945-8074 Cell: (204) 801-2979
About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The goal of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (www.protectchildren.ca) is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public. The Canadian Centre operates Cybertip.ca (www.cybertip.ca), Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children; MissingKids.ca (www.missingkids.ca), a national missing children resource and response centre; Kids in the Know (www.kidsintheknow.ca), an interactive child personal safety program for children in Kindergarten to high school; and Commit to Kids (www.commit2kids.ca), a program to help child-serving organizations create safer environments for the children in their care and reduce their risk of sexual abuse.
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