Stay safe in your community

Top tips for girls

Your thoughts (7) Stay safe in your community

Safety is important.

Everyday girls face unsafe situations or people in their own communities. It could be bullies at school or taunting and touching in the market or on the bus.

However, you do not have to be scared.

But you need to learn how to be safe. And here is how

ASSESS
If someone acts in a way that makes you uncomfortable, decide what you will say and do. There are many different things you can do such as telling them to stop, quickly walking away, or ask for help from people around you.

BE ASSERTIVE
Say NO! Say it loud, clear, and often if someone is harassing you.

ACT
If you need to, do not be afraid of acting to make abuse or harassment stop. Action can be anything from running away. If you are in a crowded place, confronting someone is much safer. When you are alone, think about ways to get away first.

AVOID
As much as possible try to avoid people who make you feel uncomfortable or appear threatening. Also, avoid certain places that you know to be dangerous. Avoiding these people or situations is one of the best ways to stay safe. It also helps to avoid travelling alone or at night.

MAKE A PLAN
Find a trusted adult who you can go to if something goes wrong. Make sure you know where to find this person or how to contact them. Chat with your other friends about finding people you can trust or report to.

Your safety is all that matters to us.

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Anonymous

hi

1 year, 6 months ago
heather

hi big sis!hw about we make a springster anthem?that'd be great!

1 year, 7 months ago

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cutie

that makes a lot of sense.

1 year, 3 months ago
strongwoman

it would be great to have anthem, but to get the tone..... but this website should have been enlarge...

1 year, 2 months ago
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