This presentation is a guide to personal safety awareness, produced by young people for young people. We hope it will increase knowledge of, and discussion about, this important issue. WFC 2006
Q: You are on your way home from a friends house at night, you will get into trouble for being late, do you take the short cut through the unlit alley? Q: You are getting a bus back from town at night. There are a lot of drunk people on the bus, there are empty seats behind the driver, but you always sit at the back, where do you sit? Q: Can you think of a good way to reduce the chances of your brand new expensive phone getting stolen from you? How Safe are you?
Q: The taxi arrives to pick you up but, as you are getting in, you realise the driver has not asked who the taxi is for. What do you do? Q: Your mate has taken you to his local park, then gone off. You feel awkward as you don’t know the other people. They are looking at each others MP3 players, then someone asks you what MP3 player you’ve got, what do you do? Q: You are at a party, and an older teen who you don’t know offers you an open bottle of beer, what do you do? Are you getting Safer?
In over 1 in 5 personal robberies the victim is aged between 11-20. Nearly ¼ of 10-15 yr olds have been the victims of assault on more than one occasion. In over 2 in 5 personal robberies mobile phones were stolen and in 12% of mobile robberies the victim was using the phone or had it openly displayed. In a survey 5 out of 10 young people who said they had been the victim of a crime, had not told anybody about it at the time. Street Knowledge!
The 10 Core Principles Of Personal Safety! <ul><li>The Right To Safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Safety Plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment. </li></ul><ul><li>Networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Assertiveness. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Body Language. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Awareness Of Your Surroundings. </li></ul><ul><li>Trusting And Acting On Instincts. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Fear Of Violence In Perspective. </li></ul>Raw to the Core!
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