Police deliver education in safety to Somerly students

Police deliver education in safety to Somerly students

CONSTABLE Care visited a Clarkson school recently to teach children about protective behaviours in everyday life and online.

Somerly Primary School teacher Zoe Stenhouse organised the visits on March 21 and 23.

“The Constable Care interactive plays and performances support teachers by providing an interactive, engaging platform for learning about child safety,” she said.

“We find that the students really enjoy the performances and provide discussion points to aid learning.

“The themes were specifically chosen to support our health curriculum, specifically the protective behaviours program.

“Protective behaviours is a child abuse prevention program that is a requirement in all schools.

“The online protective behaviour focus with our senior students we feel is of great relevance, with the increasing use of technology and social media in young adults.”

Constable Care actors performed puppet theatre called ‘Fun-Scary’ for students from pre-primary to Year 3 and a play called Screen Name for Year 4 to 6 students.

The younger children learnt about the differences between ‘fun-scary’ and ‘bad-scary’, increasing emotional literacy and identifying safe adults to talk to.

The play for the older students taught them about the more serious dangers of the cyber-world and making safe decisions online.