Key Strategies

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What are the key messages and strategies in Being Safety Smart?

The safety messages and strategies in Being Safety Smart are based on international global best practice messages from other programs including: KlassKids Foundations, Yello Dyno, Kids Help Line, Safer Child Inc, Family Education, FBI Kids and Stay Safe, coupled with experience and advice of the QPS and CMC. The key messages and strategies are presented as eight distinct levels in the game.





Key Message


My house

Ask parent/carer first.

Key Strategies

Always tell your parent or carer where you are going. Things to remember to tell your parent or carer before you go anywhere eg where you are going, when you will be back, how you will get there, who will be with you, phone if your plans change etc.


Friends House

Stick with your buddy.

Key Strategies

Better to be with a friend or group of friends when you are out and about. Stick with your buddy, go with a group of friends, ask your parent or carer first.



Watch where you are going.

Key Strategies

Be careful where you play and where you go. Safe locations and routes. Stay where there are other people, don’t take short cuts, stay where it is light, ask your parent or carer first.



Trusted adults.

Key Strategies

Knowing who you can turn to if there is a problem. 5 trusted adults.


Shopping Centre

Finding help if you’re lost.

Key Strategies

Who can help you if you get lost. What should you do and say. Who should you ask for help. First call your parent or carer, do not go looking for them, go ask a mum with kids for help, ask a police officer. Recognising police officer, recognising a police car.


Sports Club House

Knowing and using your codeword.

Key Strategies

Using you codeword safely. When to use it, what should you say to someone you don’t know. You and your parent or carer should agree to a codeword, don’t go with anyone if they don’t know your codeword, never tell codeword to anyone even to friends.



Being safe when out and about.

Key Strategies

How to be safe when you are out with friends including when cars approach, strangers asking for help etc. Never talk to, accept gifts, never get into cars, never go to someone who asks for help, grownups shouldn’t ask for help, it’s okay to say No, tell your parent or carer straight away.



It’s okay to shout and tell.

Key Strategies

You shouldn’t keep secrets and you don’t have to do everything adults tell you to do. It is not what people look like, but what they ask you to do, don’t keep secrets, if the person says don’t go – then go, it always okay to come home, tell parent or carer, how to remember people.

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