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100 stories of social and safety awareness / Shibutani, Makoto. -- Los Angeles, Ca: Rhinobook, 2010. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 28 cm.

This is a book designed to teach children with autism spectrum disorder, Asperger's syndrome, Down syndrome and other related disorders the social and safety awareness. There are 50 stories of social awareness and 50 stories of safety awareness. They have a social story format with an illustration. Each story has a datasheet and you can track your child's progress overtime.

CC 305.2313 SHI [P15194]

The aspie girl's guide to being safe with men : the unwritten safety rules no-one is telling you / Brown, Debi. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 176 p. ; 23 cm.

Aspie girls and women are incredibly vulnerable to having bad sexual experiences with men, whether or not they are pursuing dating and sexual relationships. This may be partly because, as teenagers, Aspie girls are often not part of social groups where their non-spectrum peers learn the 'rules' that are vital to their physical and emotional safety in society. The author has written a book to fill the resulting knowledge gap - how to interact safely with men - to help other Aspie girls and women avoid common pitfalls and potentially dangersous situations. She explains what the girl's right and choices are, how to act on her choices to stay safe and gives advice on abstract issues such as the importance of boundaries and how to report inappropriate or abusive behaviour. Strategies for improving self-esteem and for overcoming negative experiences are also included. It is suitable for women and girls from 13 upwards.

SC/AUT BRO [P14944]

Autism and appropriate touch : a photocopiable resource for helping children and teens on the autism spectrum under the complexities of physical interaction / Werner James, Abigail. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 136 p. ; 28 cm.

Helps professionals and parents teach the social rules of touch and personal space to children and teens with autism spectrum disorder. Particularly aimed at young people with moderate to high functioning autism or Asperger syndrome, this book looks at different groups of people children are likely to encounter, such as family, friends, teachers, medical professionals and strangers, and explains different types of touch in each setting. Includes photocopiable worksheets and activities designed to keep young people on the autism spectrum safe and help them understand the complicated social rules associated with physical interactions in family, educational, medical and community situations.

CC 305.2318 WER [P15838]

Be careful and stay safe / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2007. 35 p.

Written for children, this book teaches how to stay safe, avoid potential dangers, ask for help, follow directions, use things carefully and plan ahead. Includes information and extension activities for parents and teachers.

CC 305.2318 MEI [P15204]

Becky and the doctor / Bravehearts. -- Arundel, Qld: Bravehearts, 2012. 23 p. ; 30 cm.

From a series of books empowering children to keep safe, this story tells of Becky's visit to the doctor and her reluctance to undress before the doctor without her mother being present. It stresses that if you feel unsafe or unsure you are allowed to let people know and say 'no'.

CC 305.2318 BEC [P14950]

Ben and the babysitter / Bravehearts. -- Arundel, Qld: Bravehearts, 2012. 23 p. ; 30 cm.

From a series of books empowering children to keep safe, this story tells of Ben realising he was a big boy now and did not want to undress in front of his babysitter as his private parts were only for him.

CC 305.2318 BEN [P14951]

Bobby and Mandee's don't hide abuse / Kahn, Robert. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2011. 30 p. ; 26 cm.

This children's safety book on child abuse is about keeping a secret, or telling, when a child's safety is involved. It concludes with a question and answer test to be used as a positive learning tool to be used by both parents and teachers .

CC 305.2318 KAH [P14693]

Bobby and Mandee's good touch, bad touch / Kahn, Robert. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2011. 21 p. ; 26 cm.

This book is about teaching children that not all touches are good and to be aware. It explains that the danger may not come from a stranger but someone they know well. It reinforces that you must tell a trusted adult and provides other safety messages.

CC 305.2318 KAH [P14694]

Bobby and Mandee's too safe for strangers / Kahn, Robert. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2001. 24 p.

Written as a story for children, this book explains the concept of stranger danger. Mandee and Bobby talk about good and bad strangers and some of the tricks that bad strangers may use to abduct children. There is a safety test at the end of the book which allows parents to discuss with their child ways to keep safe from danger.

CC 305.2318 KAH [P10893]

Boy's guide to growing up : choices and changes during puberty / Couwenhoven, Terri. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2012. viii, 64 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is specifically designed to help boys with developmental disabilities understand what to expect during puberty. It aims to help a boy understand what body changes to expect and how to handle them. It also explains social rules for keeping their body clean and safe.

CC 612.6071 COU [P14750;P15162]

Brave knight / Laws, Cath; Moore, Alicia. -- Sydney: The Protective Behaviours Consultancy Group of NSW Inc. 2009. 1 v. (unpaged) ; 22 cm.

Lee and his friend Polly love to play Brave Knight. Sometimes even though they are having fun and creating great adventures they might end up in some unsafe situations. The story aims to reinforce the ideas of protective behaviours through exploring what someone might do if they found themselves in an unsafe place and how they could use their network to help them be safe again. It is designed to assist in talking through some of the key ideas about protective behaviours and reinforce that we have a right to feel safe at all times, and nothing is so awful that we can't talk about it with someone.

CC 305.2318 LAW [P14908]

A child's eye view of keeping healthy, staying safe -- UK: Childs Eye Media, 2012. 1 DVD (1 hr 36 min) + 1 CD-ROM

The DVD includes about protective behaviours and staying safe and is aimed at 3-8 year olds. It includes five short films which contain key messages about what to do if you get lost or feel unsafe on the streets; meeting a dog for the first time; safety with fire; safety on the beach; and how to stay healthy. It also includes a CD-ROM with teachers' notes and printable activities.

CC 305.2318 CHI [P14703]

The choices game : staying safe in social situations / McMaster, Christopher. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 1 box containing : 1 game board. - 1 instruction booklet (11 p.). - 22 choice cards, - 4 coloured game pieces. - 1 dice.

This interactive game is designed to teach vulnerable young people learn about making positive choices and develop social skills they need to stay safe in school and in the wider community. As children play the game the objectives are that they will practise making safe and healthy choices, discuss and explore different situations, reinforce life lessons, improve decision making skills, identify people they can ask for help, develop and practise social skills, develop sound friendships, practise taking turns and develop play skills with other players. A tool for teachers, parents and social workers and includes a helpful teacher's guide with advice to aid learning through discussion.

CC 305.2318 MCM [P14510]

Developing personal safety skills in children with disabilities / Briggs, Freda. -- Lond: Jessica Kingsley, 1995. 214p. ill

This book was written at the specific request of teachers, social workers and psychologists who were seriously concerned about the lack of materials for teaching personal safety skills for children with disabilities. It explains the risks and considerations peculiar to children with special needs and includes practical exercises that can be used by parents and teachers for developing safety skills in children and young people.

CC 305.2318 BRI [P05516;P12572]

Ditto's keep safe adventure show : parent's dvd guide -- Arundel, Qld: Bravehearts, 2013. 25 p. ; 21 cm. + DVD (30 min)

This guide and DVD present protective behaviour strategies in a fun and non-confrontational style with Ditto the friendly lion cub the star performer. It is a tool for educating children about personal safety. The performance is appropriately staged for child development in terms of the provision of a 'character' for younger children to relate to and Ditto cleverly uses his drama techniques to repeat and explain inportant information, interact, concept check and demonstrates how to keep safe.

CC 305.2318 DIT [P14949]

Doing and being your best : the boundaries and expectations assets / Espeland, Pamela; Verdick, Elizabeth. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2005. 91 p. ; 18 cm.

Having 'boundaries and expectations' means knowing what's okay and not okay for you to do. It's about having people in your life who want you to do and be your best. This book aims to help children add boundaries and expectations to their life. It has stories telling about kids who are doing this for themselves or a friend. It has ideas to try at home, at school, and in the neighbourhood. It also looks at adult role models, positive peer influence, and high expectations.

CC 305.2318 ESP [P15084]

Easy guide to being held safely : for children and young people and those who care for and support them at home or in school / BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES (BILD) -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 2008. 16 p. ; 30 cm.

This booklet provides guidance for children, parents and adults about being held. Originally for children with learning disabilities and their teachers it has revised and updated to make it useful for all children and young people. It encourages good practice in this difficult area of force, control and restraint by explaining about being held; why adults may hold a child; and what the child's rights are. It uses plain English and clear illustrations.

CC 305.2318 EAS [P13578]

Ellie needs to go : a book about how to use public toilets safely for girls and young women with autism and related conditions / Reynolds, Kate E. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 17 cm.

This visual resource helps parents and carers teach girls and young women with autism and related conditions about how to use public toilets safely. It covers the subtleties of social etiquette, including lining up and taking your turn, as well as other practicalities. With simple and effective illustrations the book is a starting point for teaching independence when using public toilets.

CC 305.2318 REY [P15633]

Emma and Laura / Howarth, Joyce. / SEN Press. -- Winsford, Cheshire: SEN Press, 2012. 16 p. ; 21 cm.

Emma is worried about her friend Laura who doesn't look after herself and others tease and bully her. How can Emma help Laura? Key themes in this book are personal hygiene, self confidence, self esteem, teasing and bullying, and taking advice. These are easy-to-read, age-appropriate titles for 14-19 year olds. These titles are endorsed by ASDAN and have special relevance to their 'Transition Challenge' and 'Towards Independence' programmes.

CC 367.7 HOW [P15240]

Everyone's got a bottom / Rowley, Tess. -- Fortitude Valley, Qld: Family Planning Queensland, 2007. 31 p.

This is a book written for children and to be used as a tool for parents and carers to open a conversation with children about self protection in a fun and positive manner. It is aimed at helping children develop safety skills and self protection strategies regarding feelings,bodies and privacy, types of touch, rules about touch, not keeping secrets and talking together.

CC 612.6071 ROW [P12249]

An exceptional children's guide to touch : teaching social and physical boundaries to kids / Manasco, Hunter. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 64 p. ; 25 cm.

This collection of short stories is designed to help young children gain a better understanding of acceptable and inappropriate physical contact, thereby helping to keep the child with special needs safe. Five stories each cover a different type of touch: accidental touch; friendly touch; hurtful touch; self-touching and why this sometimes needs to be private; and not touching. A sixth story talks about having pictures or videos taken.

CC 305.2318 MAN [P15373]

Feel safe : promoting self protection for young people / FAMILY PLANNING QUEENSLAND. -- [Brisbane?]: Family Planning Queensland, 2002. 1 CD-ROM

An interactive program that teaches young people, with learning needs, between the ages of twelve and sixteen how to protect themselves against unwanted touch. There are nine fun games following the lives of six young people. Also included are facilitator notes.

CC 305.2318 FAM [P10573]

Getting started!!! Using visual systems to promote an understanding of cyber bullying / Bhargava, Dolly. -- Perth: Western Australia. Department of Education, 2011. 69 p. ; 30 cm.

This manual aims to develop the students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and other developmental disorders an understanding of: : cyber bullying; implications of being cyber bullied; ways to use technology safely to prevent cyber bullying; dealing with cyber bullying. Also available at Also available at .

CC 305.23181 BHA [P14200]

Getting started!!! Using visual systems to support the development of self esteem. / Bhargava, Dolly. -- Perth: Western Australia. Department of Education, 2011. 92 p.; 21 cm.

This manual is designed for students with a mild to moderate intellectual disability and other developmental disorders. The ideas discussed in the manual are intended to be a starting point for the enhancement of self esteem. Also available at Also available at .

CC 305.2312 BHA [P14207]

Going to the pub / Vince, Dominic. / SEN Press. -- Winsford, Cheshire: SEN Press, 2012. 16 p. ; 21 cm.

When Lee asks Claire out for a drink she is pleased. But Lee's idea of a good night out is not the same as hers. Key themes in this book are responsible drinking of alcohol, standing up for what you think is right, and dealing with difficult social situations. These are easy-to-read, age-appropriate titles for 14-19 year olds. These titles are endorsed by ASDAN and have special relevance to their 'Transition Challenge' and 'Towards Independence' programmes.

CC 362.7 VIN [P15239]

Good pictures bad pictures : porn-proofing today's young kids / Jenson, Kristen A.; Poyner, Gail. -- [USA]: Glen Cove Press, 2014. xv, 50 p. ; 26 cm.

This book is a stress-free way for parents to begin an empowering conversation about the dangers of pornography and give their young kids a specific plan of action to use when they are exposed to it.The authors call it 'porn-proofing' and it works like an inoculation to help children reject pornography, stay free from addiction, and enjoy healthy, loving relationships as adults.

CC 305.2318 JEN [P15486]

Hayden-Reece learns a valuable lesson that private means 'just for you' / Martin, Holly-ann. -- Armadale, WA: Safe4Kids, 2011. 28 p. ; 28 cm.

Lauren feels unsafe when Hayden-Reece appears over the wall of the toilet at school, so she tells her teacher, Miss Martin, who is on her Network of trusted adults. Miss Martin decides to teach her class the difference between public and private, including private body parts. She also explains that no one should see or touch your private parts, as private means 'just for you'. This book is the second in a series of books where Miss Martin teaches her students about protective behaviours.

CC 305.2318 MAR [P16105]

Hayden-Reece learns what to do if children see private pictures or private movies / Martin, Holly-ann. -- Armadale, WA: Safe4Kids, 2016. 36 p. ; 28 cm.

Miss Martin teaches her class what to do if they should come across private pictures or private movies (pornography). Whilst watching Minecraft videos, Hayden-Reece comes across a private movie. He finally tells his mum, who talks about what he has seen. This book is the third in a series of books where Miss Martin teaches her students about protective behaviours.

CC 305.2318 MAR [P16114]

How do dinosaurs stay safe? / Yolen, Jane; Teague, Mark. -- New York: Blue Sky Press, 2015. 31 p. ; 31 cm.

This book provides a fun way to discuss safety to children. Children will learn invaluable rules about safe behaviour e.g crossing the street, wearing a helmet and water safety.

CC 305.2318 YOL [P15792]

How to stay safe / Brokenshire, Diane. -- [Hobart]: Straight Talk Publishing, 2009. 9 p. ; 30 cm

Taken from 'The Straight Talk Manual', this is the chapter about staying safe that explores some basic skills regarding protective behaviour.

CC 305.2318 BRO [P13987]

I have a place / Want, Catherine. -- Rooty Hill, NSW: Rosie's Place Publications, 2000. 23 p.

An interactive book which teaches children who have been hurt by someone that they are important and the things they say and think about matter. Provides strategies for children aged 6-12 years on creating a special place where they can talk to someone about their hurts and problems.. Explains the role of a counsellor and what happens in a counselling session.

CC 305.2318 WAN [P11129]

I'm the boss of me / Fogarty, Laura. -- Rock Hill, S.C: Dunn Deal Publishing, 2011. 20 p. ; 29 cm.

This book empowers young readers to be the boss of their own bodies and gives adults the dialogue to talk about not only sexual abuse but abuse of all types.

CC 305.2318 FOG [P15760]

Is this normal? Understanding your child's sexual behaviour / Brennan, Holly; Graham, Judy. -- Fortitude Valley, Qld: Family Planning Queensland, 2012. 45 p. ; 23 cm.

Parents may feel overwhelmed as the struggle to understand the sexual behaviours and feelings of their children. This book provides an accessible and clearly written resource for parents to make sense of the behaviours, and support their child with greater knowledge. It provides parents and carers with an explanation of the Traffic Lights framework for understanding and responding to children's sexual behaviours; stories about situations where action might be needed; tools to support communication with children about sexuality and relationships; what to do when a child's behaviour is not appropriate for their age; and suggestions for how to get support.

CC 612.6 BRE [P14858]

It's my body / Freeman, Lory. -- Seattle, Wash.: Parenting Press, 1982. 24 p.; 22 cm.

This book aims to provide children with the assertive skills needed for control of their own bodies and feelings. It begins by talking about different ways we share our bodies including hugging, holding hands, and sitting on someones lap. It then describes situations when we don't like our bodies being shared, such as tickling too hard or being held too tightly. Finally, it provides children with appropriate assertive responses when they feel uncomfortable about touching someone or be touched. It includes illustrations to complement each situation.

CC 305.2318 FRE [P12583]

Jasmine's butterflies : a protective behaviours story / O'Malley, Justine. -- Bayswater: Justine O'Malley, 2002. [28 p.]

Jasmine and her classmates are visiting the zoo. When Jasmine is separated from the rest of the group she must find someone to help her look for the teacher. Written for children aged 4-8 years, this book helps children to develop an awareness of unsafe situations and be able to create an emergency network of people to gain help.

CC 305.2318 OMA [P11130]

Jelly legs / Varney, Colin. -- Adelaide: Essence Prevention Network, 1995. [31 p.]

When Helen feels scared her legs turn to jelly - green jelly when she is scared but having fun, yellow jelly means she needs to be careful and red jelly means she is really scared and needs to get away or ask someone for help. Written for the 6-12 year age group, this book helps children to learn personal safety strategies for when they feel unsafe.

CC 305.2318 VAR [P11131]

Leroy learns about the big P : a story about private and personal / Hibbs, John. -- New Zealand: John Hibbs, 2010. 33 p. ; 18 cm.

Introduces many concepts of what is private and personal including where it's appropriate to do "private things", when clothes or pyjamas should be worn, what are the private places on people's bodies and what is personal space.

CC 305.2318 HIB [P15759]

Let's go hunting for danger monsters / Norris, Colin. -- Alexander Heights: Promote Safety, 2014.

A book for parents to read and work through with their children to teach them about the hazards at home, in the garden, at school and in the community.

CC 305.2318 NOR [P15902]

A little book about safety / Kurtzman-Counter, Samantha; Schiller, Abbie. The Mother Company, LLC, 2014. 1 vol. (unpaged) ; 23 cm.

When little Hugo Hippo heads out for a day of fun with his family at The Happy Herd Community Pool, he is confronted by all sorts of opportunities to make choices about his own safety. Taken from "Ruby's Studio : the Safety Show" it tackles the tough topic of children's personal safety in a gentle, memorable way and gives them tools and tips to keep themselves safe.

CC 305.2318 KUR [P15489]

Living with water : a comprehensive guide to water safety for under 5's / Laurie Lawrence Swimming Enterprises Pty Ltd. -- Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia, 2009. 1 DVD (80 min.)

This DVD covers all aspects of water safety with an easy to view format and is broken down into developmental stages to outline specific water hazards as your child grows.

CC 305.2318 LIV [P15821]

Look out for strangers / Humphrey, Paul; Ramsay, Alex. -- London: Evans Brothers Limited, 2003. 31 p. ; 20 cm.

In this book about safety two children show how best to deal with approaches from strangers, pointing out the danger signals in a way that reassures, rather than frightens young children. It also warns that, sometimes, children need to be on their guard even with people they know. Aimed at 5-11 year olds, this is suitable for first and non-readers.

CC 305.2318 HUM [P14501]

Lost at the show / Bagnall, Alan. -- Wellington. NZ: Learning Media, 2003. 1 v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

This book is about Ned getting separated from his father and lost at the show. In reading the book with children, you can give them opportunities to talk about their feelings and discuss safe ways of dealing with the issue of being lost.

CC 305.2318 BAG [P14909]

Matilda learns a valuable lesson / Martin, Holly-ann. -- Armadale, WA: Safe4Kids, 2011. 32 p. ; 28cm.

Matilda learns that if you feel unsafe you need to tell someone on your networks, and she also learns the importance of persisting with telling until you feel safe again. This book is the first in a series of books where Miss Martin teaches her students about protective behaviours.

CC 305.2318 MAR [P16115]

Miles is the boss of his body / Kurtzman-Counter, Samantha; Schiller, Abbie. The Mother Company, LLC, 2014. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 23 cm.

On his 6th birthday, Mile's excitement is dimmed when he finds himself being repeatedly pinched, noogied, hugged too tight, picked up, and tickled by his well-intentioned family - and he decides he has had enough. Struggling to find words to express his frustration, Miles finally decrees that he is the "boss of his body" and hopes his family will understand. Much to his surprise, Miles' whole family show him full support and respect for voicing his personal boundaries. This is from 'Ruby's Studio : The Safety Show'.

CC 305.2318 KUR [P15488]

My body belongs to me / Starishevsky, Jill. -- New York: Safety Star Media, 2008. 28 p. ; 21 cm.

Using rhyming text and bright illustrations this book speaks to children to make them aware that when it comes to their bodies, there are boundaries. It assures them that it is OK to tell a parent or teacher if someone touches their "private parts." It can be used as a tool to initiate dialogue by parents and educators. Also available in a short animated format at (4 min 16 sec)

CC 305.2318 STA [P12908]

My body! What I says goes! : a book to empower and teach children about body safety, feelings, safe and unsafe touch, private parts, secrets and surprises, cosent and respectful relationships / Sanders, Jayneen. -- Melbourne: Upload Publishing;Educate2Empower Publishing, 2016. 39 p. ; 25 cm. + Activity book 16 p. ; 25 cm.

Children's book that describes all aspects of body safety and abuse prevention including talking about safe and unsafe feelings, private body parts, the body's early warning signs when feeling unsafe, telling trusted adults in children's networks when they feel unsafe, the difference between surprises and secrets that should never be kept. Notes are included for parents and carers to help them talk about protective behaviours with children. Includes an activity book to allow children to work through examples of the protective behaviours described in the book.

CC 305.2318 SAN [P16183]

My feelings kit / Masman, Karen. -- Victoria: St Luke's Innovative Resources, 2008. 26 laminated cards (65mm x 95mm) + 1 booklet (32 p.); 1 body outline activity pad; 1 cover sheet with suggestions of use

The My Feelings kit is made up of a card set, booklet and three Body Outline Activity Pads. The cards in this kit can help young children to develop or re-learn personal safety skills and the management of emotions and to stimulate conversations and reflection about feelings and body signals. They are ideal for building emotional intelligence and protective behaviours.

CC 305.2311 MAS [P15746]

My underpants rule / Rod Power; Kate Power. -- Sydney: Kids Rule Publishing, 2015. 23 p. ; 21 cm.

My underpants rule teaches kids to protect themselves. It helps to empower your child to deal with difficult situations and is reinforced by rhymes and scenarios, ingraining what is appropriate and inappropriate, and what to do should anything happen. Ages 3 to 8 years.

CC 305.2318 POW [P15789]

Never talk to strangers / Joyce, Irma. -- New York: Golden Books, 2009. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 26 cm.

This is a new publication of a 1960's Golden Book which retains relevance as it uses 60s-style "psychedelic" artwork and witty, lively rhyme to spell out a message about safety that empowers children. It highlights situations children will find themselves in - whether at home and the doorbell rings, or playing in the park, or mailing a letter in the street - and tells them what to do if a stranger (always portrayed as a large animal, such as a rhino) approaches.

CC 305.2318 JOY [P14559]

No means no : teaching children about personal boundaries, respect and consent; empowering kids by respecting their choices and their right to say, no! / Sanders, Jayneen. -- Victoria: Upload Publishing, 2015. 26 p. ; 25 cm.

This book is about giving children choice, respecting their choices and personal boundaries, asking them for their consent and empowering them. An online video is available at and an Auslan reading at

CC 305.2318 SAN [P15756]

Online safety for children and teens on the autism spectrum : a parent's and carer's guide / Lonie, Nicola. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 126 p. ; 23 cm.

Children and teens with autism can be particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this handbook explains how to help a child navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely. It provides information needed to monitor, educate and guide the child's computer use and discusses key concerns such as parental control, social networking, grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction and hacking. The risks and warning signs to look out for are explained alongside useful advice and examples from real-life experiences.

CC 305.2318 LON [P15511]

Parent's guide to child protection education : how to teach children body safety and abuse prevention / Martin, Holly-ann. -- Armadale, WA: Safe4Kids, 2016. 35 p. ; 28 cm.

Provides an easy to follow approach to teaching children body safety skills and abuse prevention education. The book includes all the information covered in the author's parent workshops on the same topic and incorporates activities to help children understand the concepts. It covers the importance of describing feelings to help children speak up about feeling unsafe; describes the body's early warning signs to help identify when something feels unsafe; outlines how children can identify a safety team of adults who they can talk to about anything that makes them feel unsafe; describes the concepts of private and public spaces, including the internet as a public space and appropriate behaviours; reinforces the safey continuum of having choice, control and/or time limits; reinforces that it's ok for children to say 'no' to adults when they feel unsafe.

CC 305.2318 MAR [P16178]

Respect : a girl's guide to getting respect and dealing when your line is crossed / Macavinta, Courtney; Vander Pluym, Andrea; Verdick, Elizabeth, Ed. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2005. 229 p.

Aimed at teenage girls and young women, this books talks about self respect, getting and giving respect, and how to find help and take action when your rights are compromised. Included throughout are quotes, advice and true stories from teenage girls. There are activities, journaling exercises, and ideas for what to say when you're upset.

CC 362.7 MAC [P12165;P12480]

Responding positively to sexual behaviours : the Traffic Lights Model -- Fortitude Valley, Qld: Family Planning Queensland, 2007. 1 DVD (18 min.) + 1 CD-ROM + leaflet

Aimed at the development of healthy sexuality and to protect young people from harm and abuse, this resource is about identifying age appropriate sexual play in children and adolescents, and then assessing and responding to the sexual behaviour. It uses a traffic light framework of red, orange and green light behaviours to identify appropriate behaviours at various ages. It explains that all behaviours need some level of attention and support. The DVD uses a narrative structure based on real life situations and is not suitable for viewing by children.

CC 612.6071 RES [P12252]

Ruby's studio : the safety show -- [Los Angeles]: The Mother Company, LLC, 2013. 1 DVD (47 min.)

In answer to the number one concern of parents and caregivers of young children, The Safety Show empowers kids to keep themselves safe by offering them helpful language and tools in an engaging and memorable way. Host, Ruby, invites kids on a fun journey through beautiful animated segments, original songs and a craft project kids can do at home. Safety tools include trusting your "uh-oh" feeling, checking first before going anywhere or doing anything unexpected, getting smart about getting lost, and being the boss of your body.

CC 305.2318 RUB [P15211]

Scared of getting lost? / Graves, Sue. -- Rochdale, Lancashire: SEN Press, 2006. 16 p. ; 23 p.

In this book Jason who is now seventeen, still remembers the day he got lost at the seaside. Key themes in the book are disorientation and getting lost, common-sense measures to take, staying calm, stranger-danger, asking for help, and procedures to rehearse.

CC 305.2318 GRA [P15206]

A secret safe to tell / Hunter, Naomi. -- Docklands, Vic: Jo Jo Publishing, 2014. 31 p. ; 25 cm.

A book about a child who has an adult friend who makes her feel special. Sometimes a bit too special. His touching makes her frightened and confused. It is only when she has the courage to tell someone that her heart begins to heal.

CC 305.2318 HUN [P15751]

Some secrets should never be kept / Sanders, Jayneen. -- Melbourne: Upload Publishing, 2011. 32 p. ; 25 cm.

It is recommended that parents or trusted caregivers read this story to children. It is designed to provide children with skills in body safety, self protection and to encourage them to always tell a trusted adult when they have experienced unwanted touch or unsafe feelings. Guidance is provided to adults about how to read the book and discuss the subject with their child. On online reading is available at

CC 305.2318 SAN [P16181]

Teenagers' guide to the galaxy. Part 3.Losing your cool.On the edge.Family fireworks.Safe and smart.Risks and wrongs -- Eight Mile Plains, QLD: Marcom Projects, [2005] 1 DVD (80 mins)

Episode 11 - Losing your cool. Discusses anger, what it is, how it affects us and how to cope and deal with it. Episode 12 - On the edge. Explores the issue of stress, how to recognise the basic signs of stress and develop skills to cope effectively with it. Episode 13 - Family fireworks. Explores family arguments and how to cope with family crises. Episode 14 - Safe and smart. Teaches behaviours to become street smart, to recognise early warning signs and avoid bad behaviours. Episode 15 - Risks and wrongs. Examines activities and common risk taking behaviours and how to stand up to peer pressure when your friends do something illegal. Specific activities looked at include lying, stealing and vandalism.

CC 362.7 TEE [P11994;P12324]

Those are my private parts / Hansen, Dianne. -- Redondo Beach, CA: Empowerment Productions, 2007. 29 p. ; 27 cm.

This book provides information for parents and children in the prevention of child sexual abuse. Written with pre-schoolers in mind it offers an easy, non threatening way for parents to begin the important early education of keeping children safe. While most appropriate for children ages 3 to 5 years, the book will open the door for continuing matter-of-fact discussions as children get older.

CC 305.2318 HAN [P12599]

Tom needs to go : a book about how to use public toilets safely for boys and young men with autism and related conditions / Reynolds, Kate E. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 34 p. ; 17 cm.

This visual resource helps parents and carers teach boys and young men with autism or other special needs about how to use the public toilet safely. It covers the subtleties of social etiquette including where to stand and look, as well as practicalities such as remembering to lock the cubicle door. With simple and effective illustrations the book is a starting point for teaching independence when using public toilets.

CC 305.2318 REY [P15390]

Touches and feelings / Rowley, Tess. -- Brisbane: Department of Families, 2009. 24 p. ; 14 cm.

This book is designed to help parents and caregivers protect children from sexual abuse. It helps raise awareness on the different types of touching, encourages children to have a say in what happens to their bodies and encourages children to talk to a trusted adult about touches they find confusing.

CC 305.2318 ROW [P15742]

Travelling by yourself / Clarke, Peter. -- Lancashire: SEN Press, 2006. 24 p.

This is the first day Adam catches the bus to school by himself. How will he get on? An easy to read story that cover themes including independent travel, journey planning, timekeeping, road safety, independent living skills, personal safety, self confidence, self esteem and strangers. Suitable for teenagers 14-19 years of age and people with intellectual disabilities.

CC 371.928 CLA [P11718]

Wibbly's network friends / Heskett, Jayne. -- Bridgetown, WA: Jayian, 2005. 24 p.

Wibbly the wombat has the right to feel safe but his early warning signs are telling him that he does not feel safe. Wibbly goes in search of his network friends to help him feel safe again. Written for children aged 2-7 years this book focuses on the strategy of "persistence expectation" to encourage young children to have a network of people they can talk with when they feel unsafe.

CC 305.2318 HES [P11132]

Wibbly wombat presents staysafe : a protective behaviours workbook / Heskett, Jayne; Wilkinson, Carmel. -- Maylands: Jayian, 2003. 26 p.

Wibbly the wombat provides a fun way for children to learn personal safety skills. This interactive workbook provides ideas for understanding feelings, recognising early warning signs and developing safe networks within the community when young children feel threatened. Parents and teachers are encouraged to work through the book with their child to encourage and be familiar with the concepts of protective behaviour skills. Suitable for children aged 4 - 7 years.

CC 305.2318 HES [P11133]