Crèche pupils given safety tips

Safeline Child Abuse Treatment and Prevention Centre visited Little Stars Daycare, in Eastridge.
Forum vice-chairman Tania Arends taught the pupils how to bite, scratch, kick and shout if in danger.

Pupils at Little Stars Daycare, in Eastridge, learned how to protect their bodies and keep safe.

They were visited by representatives of Safeline Child Abuse Treatment and Prevention Centre on Tuesday March 29.

They were taught that their bodies are special and who to tell if someone wants to touch or harm them. Safeline is a team of social workers and social auxiliary workers who engage in therapeutic counselling of child victims of sexual abuse.

Principal Sandra Roman said the children loved the action songs.

A week later – on Monday April 4 – they received a visit from Mitchell’s Plain Crisis Forum, to learn more about stranger danger and not to just go with anyone.

Forum vice-chairman Tania Arends taught the pupils how to bite, scratch, kick and shout if in danger.

They were also given a whistle to blow if they were in danger.