Council supports new child safety guide for parents

Published on 4 September 2018

Bravehearts guide provides tips to parents on how to better protect their children in real world and online.

Australia’s leading child protection advocate Bravehearts has launched a FREE Personal Safety Parents’ Guide to help Australian parents better protect their children. Download the  Guide here.

Braveheart has released the important guide to coincide with White Balloon Day which is on Friday 7 September. White Balloon Day is Australia’s longest running and only annual national campaign which aims to increase community awareness of child sexual assault and prevent a crime currently affecting more than 58,000 children across Australia, every year.

To help empower parents to protect their children from sexual harm Bravehearts’ FREE Personal Safety Parents’ Guide gives parents and carers insight into the myths and facts about child sexual assault and valuable guidance on personal safety education for their children. The Guide provides tips for keeping children of all ages safe online and simple step-by-step activities for teaching children personal safety, based on Bravehearts’ acclaimed Ditto Keep Safe Adventure program that has helped to educate almost 1 Million Australian children in personal safety since 2006. 

Bravehearts’ Guide, developed by their education and research experts, gives parents and carers FREE access to easy-to-follow information for teaching children simple personal safety strategies. These strategies can help kids build confidence and resilience to protect themselves in a variety of situations across the span of their young lives, including online.

Bravehearts is Australia’s leader in child protection offering specialised training services for government organisations, educators in schools and childcare centres, education and support services for children and their families and free child safe information resources can be downloaded from their website.

 

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Media enquiries: Neha Malhotra, Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0897 or nmalhotra@kmc.nsw.gov.au