Do you know?

Do you know where your children are and who they are with at all times?

It’s really important to know where your kids are and who they are with:

  • If there’s parties, drugs and alcohol at your place children are vulnerable to abuse. Stay sober, nominate somewhere safe for the children to hang out, or take them out of harm’s way.
  • Visit whānau and friends’ homes before allowing your children to visit or stay over.
  • Got an uncomfortable feeling about someone’s behaviour? Listen to gut instinct and make sure your children are safe.
  • It’s tempting but too risky to leave children alone for an hour or two when you are working. Make arrangements with trusted whānau, another school family, a neighbour, or an after-school care service.
  • Tell your child the people they can talk to about any worries they have.