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For Families

Protective Behaviours

Although every child has the right to feel safe at all times, each year thousands of children across Australia experience abuse.

The protective behaviours program is based on two themes:

  • We all have the right to feel safe at all times
  • We can talk with someone about anything, no matter what it is

At Riva Primary School, protective behaviours are taught in every classroom by classroom teachers and as part of our Health and Physical Education program. By sharing protective behaviours with your child at home, you will be helping to develop lifelong skills of assertiveness, self-confidence, problem solving, communication, resilience and help seeking, and reinforcing the skills taught at school.

You will find that the activities and discussions in the parent handbook are simple and presented in a fun, child-friendly way, designed not to frighten children but inform them of some of the vital skills of personal safety.