Welcome to the Strong Safe Families children’s program, featuring Busy Izzy and Friends
This program is suitable for children aged 0 - 5 years and was created for use in early childhood education and care centres. There are five program modules that promote themes of protective behaviours and resilience. There is also an introductory video.
Each module includes a short video and an accompanying activity. Early childhood educators can play the videos to the children at their centre, and then use the activity sheets as a conversation-starter to discuss the ideas in the video with the children and help to consolidate key learnings.
It is recommended that educators introduce one module at a time over a period of weeks and check in with children regularly to ensure they remain connected to the important personal safety and support messages in the program.
Educators requiring further support in using this program can email firstname.lastname@example.org. To access specialist support services, helplines and child protection reporting numbers please visit the Get support page.
Watch the video introducing our children's program, featuring Busy Izzy and friends.
Kindness and inclusion
This module focusses on being aware that what we say and do can hurt others.
Safety and how it feels
This module explores using our senses to help identify what makes us feel safe and unsafe.
This module looks at the warning signs or 'safety signals' our body gives us when we feel unsafe.
This module provides a helping hand for children to identify 5 trusted adults who can help us.
Asking for help
This module explores using our helping hand to seek help from a trusted adult if we have a problem.