a personal safety program to promote resilience in children addressing
- empowerment strategies,
- clear communication,
- awareness of “safe” behaviours,
- social skills and
- other life skills.
By teaching and promoting these concepts, Protective Behaviours helps to prevent abuse, reduce violence and promote life-enriching rather than life-depleting experiences.
It encourages children to:
- Assert their right to feel safe
- Listen to what their body tells them
- Follow up by taking action to either solve problems on their own or to seek assistance from other people.