Day for Daniel is today, Friday 27 October. 'Day for Daniel' is a National Day of Action to raise awareness about child safety and protection. Parents, carers and guardians are asked to start a conversation about personal safety in the real world and in an online environment.
The Morcombe Foundation have advised that between 9.15am and 9.45am on their website there will be a live broadcast of child safety materials – Australia's Biggest Child Safety Lesson. The lesson is aimed at Year 3 to Year 6 students. The website is www.DanielMorcombe.com.au. I would encourage our parents to visit this site and view this lesson and other materials that are available. Child safety is our number ONE priority.
The objectives of 'Day for Daniel' are:
• To raise awareness about child safety and protection and to promote a safer community for children.
• To educate children regarding their personal safety and empower them to RECOGNISE, REACT and REPORT.
• To provide safety and educational material.
• To honour the memory of Daniel Morcombe.
'Day for Daniel' is an opportunity for Australians to make a statement that crimes against children are not acceptable in modern Australia. It aims to help empower our children to RECOGNISE, REACT and REPORT if they feel something is not right.
What does RECOGNISE, REACT and REPORT mean?
RECOGNISE encourages students to be aware of their surroundings and to recognise body clues in situations where they don't feel safe. REACT helps students to consider choices that may keep them safe or help make them safe again as quickly as possible. REPORT encourages students to report unsafe incidents to an adult.