Kidsafe will be delivered to our reception children in January - before we begin running the program with the children, we will offer a session to provide parents with more information about the way the initiative works
Reception parents will receive details on this before we close for the Christmas holidays.
Kidsafe UK is a registered charity (1105179) established in Cumbria. The purpose of the programme is to build children's confidence, self esteem and equip them with skills to keep themselves safe from various forms of abuse without shattering their innocence. The programme is age appropriate and delivered within the classroom by trained Kidsafe tutors, using KS (a puppet), games, singing and worksheets.
The programme consists of 5 separate sessions:
Session One - Keeping Safe
Trust - Feelings (good/bad)
Session Two - Yukky Feelings - feeling sad, scared or worried
Session Three - Bullying (what it means and how to stop it)
Using your voice (to say 'NO'in uncomfortable situations) and How to identify trusted grown-ups
Session Four - Keeping your private places safe, rules for keeping yourself safe and keeping secrets (good/bad)
Session Five - keeping safe online, watching TV and playing video games
Each session includes a scenario involving KS in a situation that gives him yukky feelings. Children then work together with the tutors to come up with possible solutions or advice to help KS.
After each session children will take home a letter outlining what they have done in that day's session.
Once the children have completed the five sessions they are presented with a certificate. Three months later children will have a sixth session to re-cap main points from all five sessions.
Our Kidsafe tutor is Ms Kyle
Look out for more information in the coming weeks via letter, text and on the website / app
Today has been the last Kidsafe session in school. We have re-capped on the previous four sessions and the children have helped to evaluate what they had learned and what they had enjoyed about the Kidsafe programme. We reinforced to children the main messages of the Kidsafe programme, that if anything makes them feel Yukky that they can say ‘No‘, walk away and tell a trusted grownup.
All the children received a certificate of participation (in their book bags this evening) and should be really proud as they are the first cohort in our school to have completed the Kidsafe programme.
Please take this opportunity to talk with your child about the Kidsafe programme to assess what they have learned and enjoyed.
It's been an absolute delight working with your wonderful children!
27.02.19 Session 4
Voice, telling trusted grown ups & rules to keep our private places safe
Today in Kidsafe we taught the children how to use their voices to say ‘No’ to any situation that may cause them to have Yukky feelings (when they are sad, scared or worried). Whilst we always encourage children to be respectful, it is sometimes necessary for children to break the rules and say ‘No’ when they are faced with situations that make them feel Yukky or scared.
We introduced a low level set of rules for children to help keep their private places safe.
We also encouraged the children to think about trusted grown-ups that they could talk to if they had a Yukky feeling.
Please take the time to talk to your child about today’s Kidsafe and please encourage them to tell you what they have learnt or enjoyed.
At school we would welcome any comments you or your children have in relation to this Kidsafe session.
Thanks as always,
L Kyle (Kidsafe lead tutor)
12.02.19 Session 3 - Bullying
In today‘s Kidsafe session we are going to cover different types of bullying and what actualy makes something bullying. We will be giving our puppet, KS, a scenario where he was being bullied. KS had Yukky feelings (sad, scared, worried) and the children will come up with ways to help KS.
Please take the time to talk to your child about today‘s Kidsafe and please encourage them to tell you about what they have enjoyed and/or learnt in Kidsafe .
L Kyle - Kidsafe Lead tutor
29.01.19 Session 2 - Yukky Feelings
In today’s session we helped children become more aware of their feelings. We did group work with children to find out what makes children feel sad, scared and worried and what happens to their bodies when they are sad, scared or worried.
We gave children a name for all these feelings and named them Yukky feelings so children now have a word to describe how they are feeling if anything makes them feel sad, scared or worried.
Please take this opportunity to talk with your child about today’s session and please encourage them to tell you about what they have learned/enjoyed in today’s Kidsafe.
At school we would welcome any comments you or your children have in relation to this session.
L Kyle - Kidsafe Lead tutor
Today the children in Reception had their first Kidsafe session, the Kidsafe tutor, Ms Kyle, introduced herself and played some ‘getting to know you’ games with the children, including talking with the children about the ways they already keep themselves safe. We talked about the meaning of the word trust and played a trust game (ask your child about it!)
The children have loved the session and in particular the puppet KS. Sessions will be held in Reception every Tuesday for the next 5 weeks. At school we would welcome any comments you or your children have in relation to this session.Yours sincerely,
Kidsafe Lead Tutor (L Kyle)