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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Win a Children's Book about Protective Behaviours

Here's a competition that may interest some of you home schoolers:

I can't enter the competition because I wrote the book and I'm one of the competition judges.

Bitss of Caramel Marmalade on Toast is a children's book about body ownership and protective behaviours. In our house, child safety, particularly protection from sexual predators, is considered very important. In Queensland, Australia, Protective Behaviours are embedded into the curricula, across all key learning areas. In our home school program we include child safety learning in Health and Physical Education and Studies of Society and Environment.

Using emotional intelligence as a start point, we focus on feelings and intuition as early warning signs of danger. All my kids are trained to listen to their early warning signs and to go to someone they trust and discuss why they are feeling the way they are.

Here's some examples of how we play games to teach about personal safety:

Why not write up a lesson plan on staying safe from child sexual predators. Enter it into the competition, and, you could even use it as your blog entry for Blog Against Sexual Violence Day on 5 April 2007.


sydney said...

Thanks for sharing information about this. It's always nice to come across great resources that help us all build awareness and do something positive to protect ourselves and our kids. Oh, and best wishes on the wedding, too!

Megan Bayliss said...

Thanks Sydney
only one week to go till the wedding.
I have some other protective behaviour resources on my child protection:serious business site.
Protecting children from sexual abuse is my passion area.

Pass The Torch said...

As a former guidance counselor, I know how important it is to teach kids about protective behaviors. A tool like this could make it so much easier to do so. Great resource.

Have a great wedding!

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