Kits to help teach personal safety to children

The Burdekin Library now has resources available to help educate young children about personal safety.

Burdekin Shire Council Library Services Manager John Scott said the Library had recently purchased two Ditto in a Box kits from child protection group Bravehearts.

“Much is being written about cyber safety and keeping young children safe and these kits are an important resource for playgroups, child care centres and other agencies to use,” he said.

“The Ditto in a Box education pack provides children with the personal safety skills and supports their instincts and feelings around their personal safety in a way that is non-confronting, safe and highly effective.

“The kit comes with a comprehensive teacher’s guide to help with the challenging issue of helping young children to stay safe.

“It contains five teaching modules on safety as well as warning signs, scenario cards, music and storybooks.”

Mr Scott said the Burdekin Library was delighted to support the teaching of young children to be safe.

“We have purchased two of these kits – one will be located at Home Hill Branch Library and the other at the Burdekin Library Ayr,” he said.

“They are there for preschools, playgroups and other interested agencies to borrow and I would encourage them to be used.”

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