The Stay Safe Programme is a personal safety skills programme for primary schools – both mainstream and special. Its overall objective is to prevent child abuse, bullying and other forms of victimisation.
The programme develops children’s ability to recognise, resist and report risk situations or abusive encounters by teaching children…
1. To identify for themselves unsafe or upsetting situations
2. Simple rules to help them avoid abuse
3. To respect and value the rights of others
4. The language and skills they require to seek help.
The programme also informs parents and teachers about preventing bullying and child abuse, whilst seeking to create a greater public awareness about the problems children can and do experience. For the months of January and February the whole school from Junior Infants to sixth are doing the Stay Safe Programme. We know the rules………………………………….
1. Say No
2. Move Away