For Parents of Primary Students

Talking with your children about health related topics such as alcohol and other drugs, is not always easy, but it's a conversation that parents need to have well before a situation possibly arises. It is also an important step to make sure that children have the right information and attitudes.  SDERA has resources, fact sheets and education seminars available for parents and families. 

resilience

Building your children's resilience and developing the skills they will use in these situations such as making responsible decisions, seeking help and forming relationships, will contribute to their optimism and sense of purpose.



Alcohol and other drugs

Starting the conversation early means you create an understanding that when it comes to alcohol and other drugs, no question is too silly and no topic is off limits. These topics could include related issues such as what to do when a friend tries to pressure you into smoking cigarettes or trying alcohol.

A to Z Guide to Illicit and Licit Drugs Fact Sheet



road safety

Parents and carers play a critical role in ensuring their children, whether as infants, children or as young adults, are safer on the road. Topics of conversation with your child could include related issues such as what to do when a friend tries to pressure you into taking a lift in an overcrowded car or riding a skateboard late at night on the road.


Primary road safety education fact sheets

Pre-Primary Year One Year Two
Beginning bikers Bike helmet check Bike helmet safety check
Check your helmet Getting kids in and out of the car Car rules
Driveway danger Keeping your kids safe in the car Keep your kids safe in traffic
Getting kids in and out of the car Right for me  Quad bikes and kids
Helmets hug heads Walking to school (1) Walking to school
I'm a safe passenger Walking to school (2) Bikes and kids
Keep your kids safe in traffic Car rules Getting kids in and out of the car
Keeping your kids safe in the car I'm a safe passenger Keeping your kids safe in the car
Making trips safer Kids crossing roads Stop look listen think
Stop look listen think Stop look listen think Buying the right helmet
Walking to school for the first time (1) Choosing and fitting helmets Getting ready to ride
Walking to school for the first time (2) Keep your kids safe in traffic Kids crossing roads
  Learning to ride Wait until the bus has gone
  Wait until the bus has gone


 
Year Three Year Four Year Five
Backseat Boredom Busters  Bus travel Bike helmet
Does this helmet need replacing? Child safety on rural properties Keep your child safe in the car
Keep your kids safe in traffic Entry and exit Quad bikes and kids
Scooters Teaching your child to ride Using public and community transport
Travelling to and from school by bus Scooters Child safety on rural properties
Travelling safely to and from school by car Wait until the bus has gone Know your speed
Buying the right bike helmet Why everyone should wear a restraint Rider rules
Getting kids in and out of the car Buying a bike helmet  Do the three minute safety check
Looking after a bike helmet Cycling on shared paths Pedestrian road rules
Stop look listen think Is your child's bike safe to ride? Scooters
Wait until the bus has gone Pedestrian road rules  Walking to school (1)
Car rules Stop look listen think Walking to school (2)
Is this bike safe to ride? Checking bike helmets  
Quad bikes and kids Does this helmet need replacing?  
Teaching your child to ride Kids crossing roads  
Walking to school Quad bikes and kids  
  Walking to school (1)  
  Walking to school (2)  

 

Year Six
Planning your bus travel
Tips for bus and train travel
Pedestrian safety
Headphones mobile phones and pedestrians
Rules for cyclists
Do the three minute safety check
Bike helmets
Tips for safe riding
Scooters
Quad bikes and kids
Keep your child safe in the car
Restraints for children 7 years and older

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