Keeping Kids Safe Resources

The Keeping Kids Safe Resources have been created in memory of Daniel Morcombe to help keep other children and young people safe. Every year new resources will be developed and released.

The resources are written for a diverse range of students from prep to senior years and the suite contains over 20 videos and activities. They are best used as part of a comprehensive whole school approach to personal safety education and are aligned with the following:

  • Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
  • Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum
  • Health Promoting Schools Framework

Teachers have access to teacher guides to support classroom delivery and parent/carer resources are available to encourage discussions about personal safety at home.

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Feeling safe & being safe

When children and young people cannot live at home with their parents, Grandparents are often the ones who step in. This resource booklet is developed to help keep children and young people safe.

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Making a safety network

Year 3 to 6

Identify adults who will listen and help you. Video length 1.17min.

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React to feeling unsafe

Year 3 to 6

Learn how to recognise bullying behaviour and its impacts. Video length 1.00min.

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Recognise body clues

Year 3 to 6

Our bodies gives us clues when we don’t feel safe. Video length 1.14min.

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Recognise, React & Report

Year 3 to 6

Learn safety skills in Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson 2017. Video length 18.34min.

Videos

Getting lost at the shopping centre

Year 3 to 6

Video length 3.54min.

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Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson

Prep to Year 2

Bruce and Denise Morcombe will share strategies for students in year 3 to 6 to help promote safety. How to Recognise, React and Report unsafe situations. Video length 18.15min.

Videos

Bruce's Cat Tale

Prep to Year 2

Bruce shares a narrative of a cat being chased by a dog. He outlines the cat’s physical reaction – such as fur standing up and hissing. This tale provides a creative and one-step removed way to unpack body clues for children. Video length 7.02min.

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Obeying rules

Prep to Year 2

Video length 5.47min.

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Making a safety network

Prep to Year 2

This video will teach you how to make a safety network of adults who will listen, believe and help you. Watch the video and complete the activity. Video length 1.22min.

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Toilet block bullying

Prep to Year 2

Watch the two scenarios, one with boys and one with girls. Discuss in class. If you see or experience bullying, what can you do? Who can you talk to? Video length 1.44min.

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Safety School Safety helpers

Early Childhood to Year 2

The lesson has been developed using age appropriate evidence based personal safety education strategies for children between the ages of 3 to 8 years. Video length 4.08min.

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Safety School Body parts

Early Childhood to Year 2

The Safety School lesson is suitable for 3 to 8 year old children. Anthony and Julia teaches key personal safety concepts for early childhood in a fun and interactive way. Video length 4.10min.

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Safety School Body clues

Early Childhood to Year 2

The lesson has been developed using age appropriate evidence based personal safety education strategies for children between the ages of 3 to 8 years. Video length 2.57min.

Videos

Safe mobile use

Year 7 to 9

Video length 6.57min.

Videos

Adam Goodes talks bullying

Year 3 to 9

AFL legend Adam Goodes talks about his experience of being bullied and provides advice. Video length 1.08min.

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Brooke's story

Year 7 to 9

Brooke shares her story about chatting online. Video length 2.36min.

Videos

What is Geotagging?

Year 7 to 9

Is your location recorded when you take a photo? Video length 1.07min.

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What happens when you call Kids Helpline?

Prep to Year 12

Who will you talk to? How long is the phone call? How often can I call? Will you tell someone what I say? Junior Journo Jasper chats to Jess from Kids Helpline and finds out more. Video length 4.03min.

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Party crashers

Year 10 to 12

Video length 5.23min.

Videos / Activities

Safe internet use

Special Education

What it means to be safe online. Video length 4.20min.

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Making a safety network

Special Education

Identify adults who will listen and keep you safe. Video length 3.00min.

Videos / Activities

React to feeling unsafe

Special Education

What to do if you feel unsafe. Video length 3.16min.

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Recognise body clues

Special Education

Your body will tell you when you don’t feel safe, what are your body clues? Video length 2.26min.

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Being safe

Special Education

Our safe places can be at home, at school, with your friends or your safety helpers. Video length 2.28min.

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Rules for being safe

Special Education

Understand the rules for staying safe and types of touch that are not ok. Video length 2.38min.

Videos

Cyber safety for parents

Parents and Carers

What are your children doing online? This video is a guide to talking points with your children to help keep them safe in an online environment.. Video length 16.45min.

Videos

Create a family password

Parents and Carers

Does your family have a password? It is quick, easy and fun to make one. Use the password for people who are trusted to pick up the child from school or activities. Video length 2.22min.

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Online safety tips

Parents and Carers

Argos Taskforce Detective Inspector Jon Rouse delivers some important safety messages for children and young people. Learn about ways you can stay safe online. Video length 2.24min

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Staying safe online

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Video length 10.26min.

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Rules why do we have them

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Video length 5.32min.

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Safe vs Unsafe

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Video length 2.13 min

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How to be a safety helper

A safety helper is an adult who forms part of a child or young person’s safety network. Safety helpers are responsible for making sure children feel safe and heard.

Factsheets

Harmful sexual behaviours

Parents and carers play a crucial role in keeping children and young people safe from harm and abuse. This factsheet has been specifically designed to provide parents and carers with the necessary information and tools to help them to identify and respond to harmful sexual behaviours.

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Safety Planning

Tailoring safety plans to meet the needs of each family’s unique situation is vital to ensuring that children remain safe from harm.

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Video calling

Video calling is fast becoming a popular part of our everyday lives. Apps such as Facetime, Whatsapp, Messenger and Skype are now being used for a range of purposes from socialising with friends and family to engaging in extracurricular activities and online learning for school.

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Responding to a Disclosure of Abuse

For most children, discussing abuse is extremely challenging and emotionally stressful. They may suffer a high level of anxiety and distress from fear of repercussions.

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Positive coping strategies

Moments of crisis and turmoil can lead children and young people to experience intense feelings that can be emotionally overwhelming and scary.

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Communication during a crisis

How we communicate with children and young people during a time of crisis can directly influence these outcomes.

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Promoting self-care during a crisis

During times of crisis, children and young people will normally look to the adults in their life as role models for how to cope and keep themselves safe. If adults are modelling positive behaviour strategies for dealing with crisis and stress, children are more likely to follow suit.

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Cyberbullying

Internet access is a regular part of life for many children and young people around the world. It is the responsibility of adults to keep children safe, this includes helping them to develop cyber safety skills. Touchscreen technologies allow children to access the internet quickly and easily but often they do not understand the complexity of their actions online.

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Cybersafety

The internet can be a wonderful tool for children to learn, communicate with others and play games, but this isn’t without risks. Children are accessing technology and the internet at a younger age than ever before. It’s never too early to start chatting to your child about how to stay safe online.

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Talking personal 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.

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Lost, missing or abducted?

There are about 38,000 missing person reports made to police every year in Australia. Young people between the ages of 13 -17 are the most likely group to be reported missing, making up about 50% of all missing person reports.

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I am concerned about a child

If you have concerns about a child’s safety it can be difficult to know what to do. Most children and young people live in safe and supportive environments however some will sadly experience child abuse.

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Child sexual abuse

Sexual abuse of children is against the law. Child sexual abuse is when an adult, another child or adolescent uses their power to involve a child in sexual activity. Sexual activity includes sexual intercourse and a range of sexual behaviours that can be physical, verbal or emotional.

Videos / Activities

From your toes to your nose

Early Childhood

Sing along to this short, fun song that teaches young children that their body belongs to them.

Activities

Word Search

Can you find all hidden safety words in this word search?

Activities

Crossword

Can you work out all of the words down and across?

Activities

Colour in Morky

Why not have a colouring in competition at your school?

Videos

It's your move

Videos

Check Mate

Factsheets

Signs of child abuse

Child abuse is one of the most under reported crimes in our community. A recent survey conducted by Act for Kids found that a quarter of adults did not know the signs of child abuse and neglect and would need to google how to report suspected abuse.

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Travel safe

Travelling to school or other familiar places by themselves is an opportunity for children and young people to develop confidence and new skills.

Videos

Red Flags

Video length 5.05min.

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Safety School Feelings

Early Childhood to Year 2

The lesson has been developed using age appropriate evidence based personal safety education strategies for children between the ages of 3 to 8 years. Video length 4.20min.

Activities

Child Safety Chatterbox

A fun take home game that children can play with their safety network.