My Eight Rules Of Safety

All children are special and deserve to be happy and safe. If anyone does anything to hurt you then it is important that you tell an adult person that you trust so that they can make whoever is hurting you, STOP. Here are some of the things that you can do to protect yourself.

1. Before I go anywhere, I always check FIRST with my parents or the person in charge. I tell them where I am going, how I will get there, who will be going with me, and when I’ll be back.

2. I ask my parents before getting into a car or leaving with anyone – even someone I know. I check first before changing plans or accepting money, gifts or drugs without my parents’ knowledge.

3. It is safer for me to be with other people when going places or playing outside.

4. I shout “NO” if someone tries to touch me in ways that make me feel frightened, uncomfortable or confused. Then I go and tell a grown up I trust what happened.

5. I know IT IS NOT MY FAULT if someone touches me in a way that it is not OK. I don’t have to keep secrets about those touches.

6. I trust my feelings and talk to grown-ups about problems that are too big for me to handle on my own. A lot of people care about me and will listen and believe me. I am not alone.

7. It is never too late to ask for help. I can keep asking until I get the help I need.

8. I am a special person, and I deserve to feel safe.


Check first Do things as a group Say “NO”, and then go and tell Listen to my feelings, and talk with grown-ups I trust about my problems and concerns.



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