Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show receives more funding from Tasmanian Government
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Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show receives more funding from Tasmanian Government

by Freya Lucas

August 05, 2022

The Tasmanian Government has invested $200,000 to support Braveheart’s well-regarded Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show, a fun, interactive live incursion that teaches young children essential personal safety skills and knowledge using age-appropriate language, song, and dance.

 

The funding is on top of the Government’s 2018 commitment of providing $800,000 over four years for the program, and will allow Bravehearts to deliver the show to children in Tasmanian early learning centres and schools in 2023.

 

The program provides valuable lessons for children about the principles of personal safety and protective behaviours. It aims to help increase resilience and reduce the risk of child sexual assault, as well as other forms of abuse including family violence and bullying. 

 

“Providing age-appropriate information around body ownership and the right to be safe from an early age allows for these messages to become part of the child’s everyday language, and our investment will ensure this important program can continue at no cost to all schools and early learning centres,” Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff said.

 

Speaking on behalf of Bravehearts CEO Alison Geale said the organisation is “thrilled by and appreciative” of the Tasmanian Government’s ongoing commitment to providing personal safety education to Tasmanian children.

 

“For 11 years, Bravehearts has been delivering its important Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure personal safety education incursion into schools and education and care centres throughout the state. These important personal safety messages help to keep children safe by arming them with the important tools and information to identify unsafe situations, recognise yes and no feelings, and build resilience and assist in decreasing vulnerability in children aged three to eight years.”

 

“As a direct result of this funding, over 18,500 Tasmanian children throughout Tasmania will get to see Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show. This is a wonderful investment in helping to keep children safe from sexual harm.”

 

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