This programme was developed with the help of teachers and 70 students after a survey of over 200 people highlighted the need for a low-cost, user friendly, interactive, realistic and engaging resource that addresses personal safety risks for young people like peer pressure, bystander syndrome etc.
Evidence shows that it builds skills for real life by:
As a result, New Zealand teenagers have more skills
to cope with many interpersonal challenges in daily life
and enjoy safe intimate relationships. They:
The project fits well within the New Zealand Curriculum Framework, particularly in the Health and Physical Wellbeing and the Arts areas. It will also help students to develop all five of the Key Competencies, Thinking, Using language, Managing self, Relating to others and Participating and contributing.
SHORT Programme Version (approximately 1 hour total)
FULL Programme Version (approximately 4-6 hours total)
"students indicated that they were more likely walk away from potentially dangerous situations"
The independent evaluation of this new programme by SAMS (Standards and Monitoring Services) provides evidence that the this teaching tool is effective in producing positive outcomes for young people. Some of the main findings were that all teachers: