New five-part audio book aims to help children learn respectful behaviour
The Stop it at the Start campaign has partnered with Nova Entertainment to launch a five-part children’s audiobook to encourage respectful attitudes in the next generation.
The series will be delivered as part of the national campaign’s third phase which focuses on a prevention approach to end violence against women and their children by encouraging adults to promote positive attitudes around respectful relationships in young people.
Titled ‘Project ARI’ and written by popular children’s author Nat Amoore, the audiobook focuses on a young robot named Ari (short for Artificial Intelligence) who is sent to live with the Warner family to learn the ‘human experience’.
“Project ARI will serve as a timely prompt for Australian families to have an honest conversation around what trusted, healthy relationships look like,” Federal Minister for Women’s Safety Anne Ruston said.
“It is a great resource for parents searching for an extra story to share at bedtime or to listen to in the car on the way to school. While entertaining for our children, it also shares important lessons around the importance of respecting others.”
Well-known Nova Radio talent have lent their voices to the project, including presenters Kate Ritchie, Cameron Daddo, Byron Webb and Michael “Wippa” Wipfli. The series will also include special guest cameos from popular sports commentator Mel McLaughlin and Matilda’s soccer star Kyah Simon.