Personal Safety and Injury Prevention
Personal safety and injury prevention are essential
components of the healthy living strand. Education in these areas is
critical for reducing children’s injuries. Personal safety topics
include bullying, peer assault, child abuse, harassment, and violence
in relationships. Injury prevention topics include bicycle safety,
seasonal safety rules, sun protection, home safety, fire safety, seat
belt use, and first aid. The expectations address the knowledge and
skills needed to reduce safety risks at home, at school, and in the community.
However, knowledge alone is not enough; students require the necessary
skills to respond appropriately to situation that threaten their personal
safety and well-being. Living skills such as conflict resolution,
assertiveness, resistance and refusal techniques, and decision making will
help them respond to situations effectively.
Students will become familiar with the support available to them within
the family as well as with the agencies and services that provide support
and help within the community.
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