All across Australia last week, schools, businesses and organisations registered for Day for Daniel, held this year on Friday, October 26. These events mark the largest child safety awareness and education day in Australia. The Daniel Morcombe Foundation prides itself on working to educate all children about personal safety.
Senior Constable Kelly Humpries attended Bororen State School as the Adopt a Cop. Kelly said she spoke to students about what it means to be safe and provide some helpful strategies.
“These strategies included the students learning about their safety network – that is, key people they can connect with when they are feeling unsafe – and personal safety strategies such as remaining alert and vigilant no matter where they are,” Kelly said.
Students were encouraged to also understand the physical responses to their body when they felt unsafe. Police encourage parents to also have these conversations with their children.
Wear Red, Educate and Donate is the theme of ‘Day for Daniel’. Children from Gladstone’s West State School also wore red on Friday and participated in educational activities organised by teachers.