Education Services

Learn to be safe with Emmy and friends

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Learn to be safe with Emmy and friends is a protective behaviours program facilitated for children in grade one at primary schools. To prevent potential harm, it is crucial young children learn to identify when they don’t feel safe and know safe adults they can ask for help.

The program consists of five weeks of interactive classes teaching children to identify their feelings, differences between their public and private parts of the body, safe and unsafe secrets and how to manage different situations that make them feel unsafe.

The program is activity-based and developmentally appropriate for 5-7 year olds. The program has recently been jointly evaluated by Griffith University, James Cook University and the University of Southern Queensland. The research conducted is the only protective behaviours program in Australia, and one of very few in the world to undergo gold-standard experimental research on its effectiveness. This demonstrates Act for Kids commitment to delivering a service that is proven to be effective and provide positive and long-term outcomes for kids.

How we help

The program teaches children how to:

  • identify and articulate their feelings
  • understand the difference between safe and unsafe secrets
  • identify early warning signs to alert them of when they are in danger
  • identify public and private body parts
  • develop awareness of personal body space
  • identify trusted adults and what they can do when they feel unsafe.

What is included in the program?

  • Facilitation of an evidence-based program developed by Act for Kids.
  • Interactive delivery style to help kids learn and retain key safety messages.
  • Colourful resources for students.
  • Classroom resources for teachers.
  • Caregiver factsheets and activities.
  • Culturally appropriate delivery methods for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Who benefits from this program?

  • Children: Learn lifelong protective skills.
  • Educators: Receive language to address challenging topics with information and activities in line with school curriculum.
  • Care givers: Receive age appropriate language and resources to discuss personal safety with their children.
  • Schools and communities: Participate in important discussions through resources and activities that support common language about personal safety.
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How does my school get involved

If you are interested in running the Learn to be safe with Emmy and friends program, please contact your local Act for Kids centre, email learntobesafe@actforkids.com.au  or call the national coordinator on 0409 015 415 to find out if this program is available in your area.

Program sponsorship

Act for Kids provides programs and services designed to support children and their families. Act for Kids receives support and sponsorship from a variety of local businesses and corporate stakeholders in the delivery of many programs and services.

This sponsorship allows Act for Kids to support the communities it works in, to ensure the organisation is well resourced and able to deliver quality programs and services.

If you would like to partner with us in the delivery of our Learn to be safe with Emmy and friends program, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Fundraising Manager at fundraise@actforkids.com.au or call 1300 228 000.

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If you have any questions or would like to access our free counselling and support, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment.

Completed referral forms can be accessed from the services section on our website and email to
mail@actforkids.com.au or call 1300 228 000

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If you have any questions or would like to access our free counselling and support, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment.

Completed referral forms can be accessed from the services section on our website and email to
mail@actforkids.com.au or call 07 3850 3200

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