‘Safe People, Safe Places’

*Avoid walking on your own and instead walk with other family members, friends or an adult you know; 
*Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people;
*Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times; 
*Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to;
*Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police;
*Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust;
*Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop; and
*If you are scared, call Triple Zero (000) and tell them you are scared.
* If someone tries to touch you or grab you, yell loudly, “Go away, I don’t know you” as this will let other people know you are in trouble.

Cristy Houghton