When you’re out and about having adventures, keeping yourself safe is a must. Find out how to protect yourself in a range of sticky situations.
How to earn your badge:
Explain the dangers of playing on or near two of these:
- busy roads
- canal banks
- building sites
- gravel pits
- river banks
Show you can use at least one of these codes:
- Water Safety Code
- Bathing Code
- Firework Code
Make up a safety code of your own choice.
It could be for car passengers, train passengers or the playground.
Explain what you must do if a stranger starts to talk to you.
What must you tell your parents or carers if you are going out without them?
Find out how and why you might contact a helpline like ChildLine, for example.
Explain the best ways to stay safe while online.
Write down some common sense rules to follow while you are on the internet.
Memorise your address and your home telephone number or a parent’s mobile phone number.
If you live near the coast or the River Thames, find out about your nearest lifeboat station. Why not see if you can arrange a visit?
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.