‘Kids in the Know’ is an interactive safety program designed to empower children and reduce their risk of victimization. It promotes assertive and proactive behaviour as the foundations of effective personal safety. Lessons on personal safety and exploitation are divided equally throughout the program. The program uses an inclusive community-based approach, which is reinforced and practiced throughout every grade level from Kindergarten to 9. The practical safety strategies can be applied in locations children frequent including: the internet, the street, public places, and home alone.

Kids In The Know Parent Letter 2020

Please check the following website for further information on Kids in the Know: http://www.kidsintheknow.ca/

Kindergarten

  • If asked to go and your parents don’t know, SHOUT NO! – safety/checking with parents; The Buddy System – safety in numbers; Awareness of inappropriate touching; lost in a store or park – skills needed to reduce risk of victimization.

Grade One

  • Identifying a trusted adult – safety network; feelings-awareness of emotions; The Buddy System (bring a buddy with you when you go out); Trusting instincts; understanding the difference between keep and speak secrets.

Grade Two

  • Safety Awareness – identifying dangerous situations; The buddy system; further development on understanding emotions, making good decisions, keeping secrets.

Grade Three

  • Emotions – increasing awareness of various emotions; Identifying a trusted adult – safety network; Assertive behaviour; Safety tools; Internet Safety – personal safety and keeping personal information off the internet.

Grade Four

  • Seven Root Safety Strategies – Introducing concept; trusted adults; feelings and how they are separate from behaviours; the qualities of healthy and unhealthy friendships; common lures – meaning of and identifying; home alone and staying safe; internet safety – online safety and the dangers of ‘meeting people’ online.

Grade Five

  • Seven Root Safety Strategies; safety network and trusted adults; emotions; friendships; common lures; internet and online safety – understanding safe vs risky behaviours; Internet awareness – understanding that not everything that you see and read on the internet is true.

Grade Six

  • Seven Root Safety Strategies; trusted adults; emotional range – range of emotions both verbal and non-verbal; healthy and unhealthy relationships; common lures; assertiveness; internet safety – consolidating previously learned skills; babysitter safety.

Kids in the Know

‘Kids in the Know’ is an interactive safety program designed to empower children and reduce their risk of victimization. It promotes assertive and proactive behaviour as the foundations of effective personal safety. Lessons on personal safety and exploitation are divided equally throughout the program. The program uses an inclusive community-based approach, which is reinforced and practiced throughout every grade level from Kindergarten to 9. The practical safety strategies can be applied in locations children frequent including: the internet, the street, public places, and home alone.

Kids In The Know Parent Letter 2020

Please check the following website for further information on Kids in the Know: http://www.kidsintheknow.ca/

Kindergarten

  • If asked to go and your parents don’t know, SHOUT NO! – safety/checking with parents; The Buddy System – safety in numbers; Awareness of inappropriate touching; lost in a store or park – skills needed to reduce risk of victimization.

Grade One

  • Identifying a trusted adult – safety network; feelings-awareness of emotions; The Buddy System (bring a buddy with you when you go out); Trusting instincts; understanding the difference between keep and speak secrets.

Grade Two

  • Safety Awareness – identifying dangerous situations; The buddy system; further development on understanding emotions, making good decisions, keeping secrets.

Grade Three

  • Emotions – increasing awareness of various emotions; Identifying a trusted adult – safety network; Assertive behaviour; Safety tools; Internet Safety – personal safety and keeping personal information off the internet.

Grade Four

  • Seven Root Safety Strategies – Introducing concept; trusted adults; feelings and how they are separate from behaviours; the qualities of healthy and unhealthy friendships; common lures – meaning of and identifying; home alone and staying safe; internet safety – online safety and the dangers of ‘meeting people’ online.

Grade Five

  • Seven Root Safety Strategies; safety network and trusted adults; emotions; friendships; common lures; internet and online safety – understanding safe vs risky behaviours; Internet awareness – understanding that not everything that you see and read on the internet is true.

Grade Six

  • Seven Root Safety Strategies; trusted adults; emotional range – range of emotions both verbal and non-verbal; healthy and unhealthy relationships; common lures; assertiveness; internet safety – consolidating previously learned skills; babysitter safety.