People from all over the world want to do their best to ensure the safety of the children in their care. “Streetproofing” and “stranger danger” were terms used in the past to describe information about keeping kids safe. These are now being replaced with terms like “personal safety” because the reality is that most children are harmed by someone known or trusted. As a result, safety messages for children and teens have changed so that they apply to any situation.
Part 1 of the resource sheet “Keeping Our Kids Safe Is The Most Important Thing!”, written by Pearl Rimer, Manager of Research & Training at Boost Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention, offers up-to-date information for staff to share with clients as we work together to keep kids safe.