I Have The Right To Be Safe
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I have the right to be safe
Promoting Personal Safety
This booklet is best used as part of a self protection education program with the parent/carer factsheet, Feel Safe – promoting Personal safety.
You have a right to be safe.
Your body belongs to you.
No one can touch any part of your body in a way that makes you feel scared, angry, sad or confused. This includes your private parts.
Your swimmers cover the private parts of your body.
There are lots of different types of touch. It is important to understand when a touch is friendly, loving, helping, sexy or a NO touch.
There are rules about touch to help us be safe.
It is not OK:
- for anyone to touch your body if you do not want them to
- for someone to make you touch their body if you do not want to
- for someone in your family to touch you in a sexy way
- for adults to touch a child in a sexy way
- for people to be sexy in front of you. Being sexy is private.
It is also not OK for someone to show you pictures or photos from DVDs,mobile phones,computers or magazines that show private body parts or people being sexy if you do not want them to.
If someone touches your body in a way that makes you feel scared, angry, sad or confused:
- NO: Try to say NO or STOP
- GO: GO to a safe place as soon as you can
- TELL: Talk to someone who can help
Listen carefully to what your body tells you about being touched.
Your body gives you warning feelings telling you that you might need help.
People who can help are adults who
- Listen to you
- Believe you
- Help you to feel safe
Write the names of people that can help you.
You are important.
Keep telling someone until someone helps you to feel safe.Everybody has different feelings.
Your feelings are important.
It is important to tell the people you trust how you are feeling.
How do you feel?
These are places you can phone for help.
Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800
If you want more information about your body, your feelings and growing up, phone:
Family Planning Queensland 07 3250 0240
Brisbane 07 3250 0240
Cairns 07 4051 3788
Townsville 07 4723 8184
Rockhampton 07 4927 3999
Bundaberg 07 4151 1556
Sunshine Coast 07 5479 0755
Gold Coast 07 5531 2636
Ipswich 07 3281 4088
Toowoomba 07 4632 8166
or visit our website: www.fpq.com.au
Winner of the 2002 Child Protection Week Award for Curriculum in Schools.
Family Planning Queensland (FPQ) has taken every care to ensure that the information contained in this publication is accurate and up-to-date at the time of being published. As information and knowledge is constantly changing, readers are strongly advised to confirm that the information complies with present research, legislation and policy guidelines. FPQ accepts no responsibility for difficulties that may arise as a result of an individual acting on the advice and recommendations it contains.
© Family Planning Queensland
Version 4 / November 2012
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