Dear Parent,
We are planning to teach a personal safety education programme called Stay
Safe over the next few weeks. The aim of the Stay Safe programme is to teach
children personal safety skills so they can look after themselves in situations
which could be upsetting or dangerous. It deals initially with common situations
which most children will experience at some stage or other, e.g. getting lost or
being bullied. The programme also teaches children the safety skills necessary
to protect themselves from physical or sexual abuse and emphasises the
importance of telling a trusted adult about any problems they have.
The Stay Safe programme is part of the Social, Personal and Health Education
curriculum which all primary schools are required to implement. Co-operation
between parents and teachers is essential to the success of this programme. It
is important that parents are aware of the content of the Stay Safe lessons and
are able to discuss the lessons with their children. Your child may bring home
worksheets which will inform you on the topics being covered in class and how
you can reinforce the messages at home. The links below also have an excellent guide on internet safety for children.
You can familiarise yourself with the content of the Stay Safe lessons at &
Thank you for your co-operation,