Safety Voice

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Topic

Safety Voice

Overview

Students further understand the concepts of safe and unsafe choices. Students will be empowered to use their safety voice in unsafe situations.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will understand the difference between safe and unsafe choices.
  • Students will understand how to use their Safety Voice in unsafe situations.

Essential Question(S)

  • What is the difference between safe and unsafe choices?
  • How can you use your Safety Voice in unsafe situations?

Content Standards/Benchmarks

National Health Ed. Benchmarks

1.2.1 Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.

4.2.3 Demonstrate ways to respond in an unwanted, threatening or dangerous situation.

 

Florida Health Ed. Benchmarks

HE.K.C.1.1 Recognize healthy behaviors.

HE.K.C.1.4 Recognize ways to prevent childhood injuries at home, school, and community settings.

HE.K.C.2.1 Name healthy behaviors that family members should practice.

HE.K.C.2.4 Explain the importance of rules to maintain health.

HE.K.B.3.2 Recognize school and community health helpers.

HE.K.B.4.3 Identify the appropriate responses to unwanted and threatening situations.

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Vocabulary

  • Safe Choice
  • Unsafe Choice
  • Safety Voice

Material List

  • Safe vs. Unsafe Choice Lesson Plan
  • Safe vs. Unsafe Choice Posters
  • Safety Voice Example Poster
  • Safe vs. Unsafe Situation Cards (16 Cards)

Estimated Time Frame

30 minutes

Technology Tools

Printer

Lesson Description

  1. Introduce the differences between safe and unsafe choices. (See Lesson Guide)
  2. Teach students how to use their Safety Voice (See Lesson Guide )
  3. Game: Play the scenario sort game (See Lesson Guide )
  4. Discussion: Students pair up for discussions (See Lesson Guide)
  5. Safety Voice: Reinforce using safety voice in unsafe situations (See Lesson Guide)
  6. Closing Statements (See Lesson Guide)

Teacher Notes:
Facilitate discussion and help guide students towards safe choices. Empower students to use their Safety Voice in unsafe situations. Help clarify student understanding during discussions.

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Lesson Guide

1. Introduce the differences between safe and unsafe choices.

  • Let your students discuss their answers to the following questions:
  • What does it mean to make a choice?
  • How do we know if a choice is safe or unsafe?
  • Why should we choose to make safe choices?

2. Teach students how to use their Safety Voice (visual provided)

When a situation is unsafe, students have the power to use their Safety Voice. Show students the list of statements they can say when using their Safety Voice. Practice each statement one-by-one as a group using an assertive tone of voice. Empower students to use their Safety Voice when they encounter unsafe situations in their real lives.

3. Play the scenario sort game

Display the safe choice and unsafe choice posters on opposite ends of the room. Read each situation card. Students decide if the situation describes a safe choice or an unsafe choice. Students move to the corresponding side of the room as their decision. Students pair up to discuss their reasoning after each situation card is read and they’ve made a decision on if it’s a safe choice or unsafe choice.

4. Pairing up for discussions

Students pair up to discuss their reasoning. If it’s an unsafe choice, students share how they can use their Safety Voice. Students describe to each other what they would say or do next to make the situation safer (they can use the visual/poster as a guide).

5. Reinforce using safety voice in unsafe situations

Have each student demonstrate their Safety Voice. Each student models a safety statement (either from the list or their own made-up statement). Students share one safe adult who will always listen to their safety voice and get help when needed.

6. Closing Statement

Today we talked about safe and unsafe choices. We learned how to use our Safety Voice when something is unsafe. We have the power to use our Safety Voice to keep ourselves and others safe.

Group 235

Safe Voice

Group 237

Unsafe Voice

I Can Use My Safety Voice!

I have the power to make safe choices. I can use my safety voice to let others know when they are being unsafe. If I see something that is unsafe, I can say:

  • “Stop! That’s not safe!”
  • “No. We need a grown-up with us.”
  • “No. Let’s do something else.”
  • “No. I don’t feel safe.”
  • “Stop! I am uncomfortable.”
  • “No. I don’t want to.”
  • “No. I don’t think this is a good choice.”
  • “No. I don’t think it is a good idea.”
  • “Stop! Someone could get hurt.”
  • “No. That’s not a safe plan.”
  • “Stop! We need to get a grown-up for help.”

Activity

First thing this morning, his teacher asked everyone to turn in their homework. She wants it before the bell rings.

His friend realizes that they didn’t finish their homework last night. His friend asked to copy his homework. They say they can copy it quickly and that no one will ever know.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

What would you do next?

He is trying to play on the playground but is feeling really uncomfortable.

There is someone running around who is too big for the playground. They keep running past the smaller kids and climbing up the slide.

He decides to yell at that person for being in his way.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

How could you use your Safety Voice?

There is a boy in her class who keeps making rude comments to her when the teacher isn’t around.

She Isn’t sure what the comments mean but she is feeling uncomfortable.

She decides to talk to her teacher about her feelings.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

What would you do next?

She asked her parents if she could go to a party. They said no. She is really sad and doesn’t want to miss out on having a good time with her friends.

She is thinking about lying to her parents about where she is going and going tothe party anyway.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

What would you do next?

While walking to the library, he saw an adult in the hallway that he doesn’t recognize. He notices that the adult does not have a school badge on their shirt.

He feels like this adult doesn’t belong at school. He is thinking about going up to the front office to report this suspicious person.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

She got a friend request from someone that she does not know in real life. She deletes the friend request because her mom told her not to accept requests from someone she does not know.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

How could you use your Safety Voice?

He has been getting messages from strangers online. They message him on his game console asking for personal information. The stranger says they are his same age, and they just want to become better friends. He is thinking about answering the messages from the stranger. He figures he can always use new friends!

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice?

How could he use his Safety Voice?

During a trip to the zoo, she gets really excited to see the alligators. She feels her group moved on too quick and she didn’t get to spend enough time watching the alligators swim. She decides to leave the group to enjoy the alligators on her own.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

If you saw her leave the group, what would you do next?

How could you use your safety voice?

He is thinking about taking the candy off of his teacher’s desk. It looks so tasty, and he hasn’t had candy in a while. When he thinks no one is looking, he slides the candy into his pocket.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

If you saw him taking the candy, what would you do next? How could you use your safety voice?

It is so beautiful outside today. She wants to leave school to go for a walk. She asks to go to the bathroom, but walks towards the door that leads off campus. She’s thinking she could get a quick walk in before anyone notices.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

If you saw her leave school, what would you do next?

How could you use your safety voice?

She is talking about people behind their back. What she is saying is starting rumors that are spreading all around school. Her comments are making people really upset.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

What would you do next?

How could you use your safety voice?

He finds a water bottle filled with a funny colored drink. He likes the design on the bottle. He wants to pick the bottle up, play with it, and maybe taste what’s inside.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

If you saw this happen, what would you do next?

How could you use your safety voice?

She is home alone today. She hears a knock on her door, so she answers it. She thought it was the food delivery person, but it wasn’t. She is face-to- face with a stranger. The stranger asks if her parents are home. She lies and says yes, and then closes and locks her door.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

What should she do next?

How could she use her safety voice?

While playing a game, his ball rolls into the street.

He runs into the street to get it. He does not look both ways or check for traffic first.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

If you saw him do this, what would you do next?

How could you use your safety voice?

While playing outside, a stranger tries to talk to him. He immediately yells, “No! Go away!” He runs away and finds a grown-up.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

If you saw this happen, what would you do next?

How could you use your safety voice?

While using the bathroom at a friend’s house, she finds medicine left out on the counter. She starts playing with the medicine.

Is this a safe choice or an unsafe choice? Why?

If you saw this happen, what would you do next?

How could you use your safety voice?