Posted by Marlene Simmons on 28 Sep, 2018
Safe4Kids provide face-to-face teaching and training to 4,500 children, 1,000 teachers and 1,000 parents, carers and educators. Holly-ann Martin is the Managing Director and delivers all the training for Safe4Kids.
Holly has over 30 years experience in teaching child abuse prevention education and has presented the Safe4Kids program at over 30 conferences since 2007, including in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Posted by Arunima Kumar on 29 May, 2018
Over 2.5 lac children have disappeared in India alone between 2012 and 2017. That’s equivalent to 5 children vanishing every hour.
We may sit our children down and lecture them about not taking candies from strangers, it is hardly ever effective because children have a mind of their own. And we should let them. But how do we protect them then? A simple solution for making children aware of the crimes around them is through gamification. When you lost a life in Mario, you understood that you had to stay away from the turtles. In the same way, if a game is created that revolves around cautious situations for children and they lose a life when they do something wrong like if they walk back from their school alone they lose a life or if they answer the door to a stranger in the game they lose a life and have to start all over again. This would teach them to be careful in similar real-life situations too. Audio and visual tools have always proven to be effective learning tools, definitely more than lectures. Therefore, such a gaming app could help at least those children whose parents have access to smartphones.