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Hazelwood and Churchill (Victoria, Australia) local Girl Guide information noticeboard.

Affirmations on personal safety are passed on

The following affirmations were printed in a Guiding in Australia magazine a few years ago. Used as part of an ongoing personal safety program through out the years these affirmations are still valid today.  Fortunately there are now many organisations there for the Guides to use. A lot of learning is done through the Education, Media and Health systems now.

  • Surprises are not secrets.

Surprises are about things that make me feel happy, like surprise birthday parties.

  • One day someone bigger might ask me to keep a secret that makes me feel unsafe or uncomfortable.

It’s okay to tell secrets that I feel unsafe or unhappy about to someone on my network. I choose the people on my network.

They are bigger people who care about me and want me to feel safe. I can keep telling people on my network until I feel safe again.

  • No one has the right to make me feel unsafe. If someone does make me feel unsafe, I can tell one of the people on my network and keep telling them until I feel safe again.
  • I know how to help myself keep safe.
  • My body belongs to ME from my head to my toes.

Feeling SAFE puts a smile on my face.

When these affirmations were brought up the Guides readily agreed with  and understood these affirmations on their own personal safety. They are realising that the people in the Guide meetings are part of their life network.

For weeks after these discussions reinforcing the use of feeling safe and showing that safety feeling on the face was sprung on the Guides. It was understood that wearing makeup does not make you happy if there are bruises forming under the surface.  Getting help hopefully before this point, was what was needed.

April 28, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


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