This is an activity book developed by The Canadian Centre for Child Protection designed to teach 10-11 year olds about personal safety and healthy boundaries. It uses engaging exercises to build skills around recognising unsafe situations and inappropriate behaviour.
Some key activities include responding to real-life scenarios, identifying safe vs unsafe adult behaviours, learning safety vocabulary, assessing boundary examples, completing a maze about avoiding an unsafe encounter, and creating an art piece with safety messages.
The content covers topics like coercion, inappropriate sexual contact, pornography exposure, online grooming, and respecting privacy. The importance of listening to instincts, speaking up about discomfort, and turning to safe adults for help is emphasised throughout.
The upbeat tone, relatable narratives, and variety of learning styles make this highly interactive resource well-suited for use by parents, teachers, youth workers, counsellors and other professionals seeking to equip pre-teens with personal safety knowledge. The answers provided make it easy to facilitate discussions.
Overall, this activity book takes a proactive approach to giving children the tools to recognise potentially abusive situations and boundary violations, handle them appropriately, and seek assistance when needed.
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