The Protective Behaviours program is based on two themes:
We all have the right to feel safe all of the time
We can talk with someone about anything, no matter what it is
Through Protective Behaviors lessons, students develop lifelong skills of assertiveness, self-confidence, problem solving, communication, resilience and help seeking. Students engage in meaningful discussions regarding body ownership, consent and the reciprocal responsibility between themselves and others to keep people safe.
The key learning areas taught are:
- Early warning signs
- Safety – risking on purpose
- Body awareness including the use of correct terminology to name body parts
- Public or Private behaviours
- Safe and unsafe touch
- Personal space
- Safety networks
All students are treated with respect and dignity, it is expected that students will commit to agreements to ensure discussions are non-judgmental and informative based on relevant and meaningful content. At Boulder Primary School we acknowledge that protecting children is everyone’s business.