This week’s Talk Time has a moral theme.
Who’s responsibility is it to keep me safe?
Safety covers so many areas; your discussions could centre around these forms of safety as well as any others that you know of:
- Online safety (e-safety)
- Fire safety
- Road safety
- Electrical safety
- Water safety
For each type of safety, talk about different settings and examples of when you might be faced with risks and how your adult or you would safely deal with them. For each situation, think about who’s responsible for evaluating the risks involved. Is it solely your adult at home/school or do you hold some of the responsibility in keeping yourself safe? Does your age impact on your responsibility?
Here are some examples…
- My adult lets me have a social media account and regularly monitors it to make sure I am safe but it’s also my responsibility to keep myself safe by telling my trusted adult if something happens that I do not feel comfortable with.
- My adult lets me walk to and from school on my own but it’s also my responsibility to keep myself safe by walking on the footpaths, using crossings to cross the road safely and not talking to strangers.
Here are some R2s (Remember tos) to help you stay safe:
- Think before you act.
- Assess the risks. Is it safe?
- If something goes wrong, again, think before you act.
- Who can help you and how can you reach them?