In Term 2 for Health the children have been learning about a range of topics and in Week 6 we had the fabulous Constable Care team in to reinforce concepts. The Constable Care Foundation has kept Western Australian children safe for more than 30 years! Using puppet theatre and interactive performances, they address a range of personal safety, community safety and citizenship themes that excite, engage, challenge and educate.
The early childhood and lower primary classes enjoyed Fun Scary which teaches children the difference between scary things that are fun, for example a rollercoaster, and those scary secrets that we need to tell a trusted adult about.
Other topics covered by older classes included Making the Right Call which teaches children how to identify an emergency, the right phone numbers to use in a range of situations and how they can play an active role in keeping their friends, family and community safe.
As the Internet continues to have a huge and expanding influence on children everywhere, we also enjoyed interactive performances in Trending and Screen Name. These energetic two-actor shows explore the potential dangers of social media, helping young people to understand the importance of online respect and consent, online grooming, sharing personal information and online abuse. Through interactive playbacks the children were able to contribute their ideas and collaborate with the actors to solve common problems facing young people online.
An excellent website which is highly recommended for both children and parents is esafety.gov.au
Have a look with your children, it is well worth a visit!