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Why Protective Behaviours ?

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Did you know Protective Behaviours goes beyond sexual abuse prevention.

Providing your child with Protective Behaviours encourages “empowerment, communication, self-esteem, resilience, social skills and other life skills” (PBWA) 

Providing your child with enriching life skills helps to prevent them from becoming a target of abuse and violence. By taking away your child’s vulnerability you eliminate a predator's opportunity!






School Holidays Cyber Safety Training for teens book here


Parents Protective Behaviour Program: 

This program is 2 x 2 hour sessions providing an intense and in depth awareness of Protective Behaviours (An age appropriate workbook is included to help your children learn their new skills).


The Program Includes-


  • Statistics

  • Grooming (How? Why? and What?, Finkelhor Model)

  • 10 Protective Behaviour topics (2 themes) Click here to view the topics

  • How to respond to disclosures (this is not the Mandatory reporting response but how to assist the responder and the discloser feel safe)

  • Trauma Symptomology signs

  • How to teach children about Pornography (from the age of 4)




Children's Protective Behaviour Programs:


This program is 1 hour a week over 5 weeks - 9 weeks (depending on your child's age ) where our specialised counsellor works directly with your child teaching them Protective Behaviour skills.

The Program Includes-


  • 10 Protective Behaviour topics (2 topics covered every week) Click here to see the topics

  • Age appropriate understanding of Pornography

  • Providing your child with a safety plan if they accidentally view Pornography 





Protective Behaviour Training for Organisations

  • Schools

  • Day Care Centres

  • Doctors 

  • Any organisation that would like to train their staff in Protective Behaviours

Intensive Protective Behaviours program available to train staff so they become Protective Behaviour informed.


This is an in depth training workshop to up skill your staff. Providing them with skills to recognise Sexual Abuse/ Trauma symptoms, responding to disclosures and understanding the Grooming Process

The Program Includes-


  • Statistics

  • Grooming (How? Why? and What?, Finkelhor Model)

  • 10 Protective Behaviour Topics (Click here to view the topics)

  • How to respond to disclosures (this is not the Mandatory reporting response but how to assist the responder and the discloser feel safe)

  • Trauma Symptomology Signs

  • How to teach children about Pornography (from the age of 4)


Cyber-Safety Programs

"Cyber bullying is the unwanted and uninvited harassment of an individual (or more) via the use of technology that is relentless and singles out the victim(s). It predominantly affects teenagers due to social media. Cyber bullying is more likely to occur amongst those aged 12-18 years old because of the technology given to them and required for them to use. It can happen anytime and anywhere which makes it difficult for the victim to escape or hide from it. The effects of cyber bullying are extremely large compared to the known “school yard bullying”

Includes sending mean, hurtful or threatening messages or images of another person. Posting sensitive, private information for the purpose of hurting or embarrassing another or pretending to be someone else in order to make a person look bad."

For Children 5-12 (Primary Schools and individual 1:1 sessions)

The Cyber safety program is tailored to your child's age and needs.

The program will look at- 

  • Pornography  (good pictures, bad pictures)

  • The physiological and emotional affect it has on the brain and body

  • Cyber addiction

  • A safety plan if they view Pornography accidentally 

  • Utilising websites safely and understanding different Apps available.


 For Teenagers and High School Students

 A two hour Cyber-safety workshop  (can be broken into 2 x one hour sessions)

  • Important definitions (Respect and Consent)

  •  What is Cyber-Bullying? Effects and Consequences

  • Statistics

  • What to do if you’re being bullied

  • What is Sexting?

  • Issues with Sexting:

  • How private is a photo? What is Metadata?

  • Tips for teens

  • What is Pornography?

  • Is it addictive?

  • Statistics:

  • Grooming:

  • Who can you talk to?


Anger Management Program


Anger is a normal healthy feeling , it’s your child’s body’s early warning sign alerting them to a problem. However without the right tools anger can get to big, allowing your child to feel out of control as it appears to takeover and act in inappropriate and hurtful ways.

This program aims to teach children to harness their anger appropriately and use it in a constructive (rather than destructive) way.


Safe Counselling’s anger management program teaches children a new set of skills to allow them to understand their thoughts and control their emotional response. Anger is not something that happens to them but rather their own thoughts control their anger. This allows children to understand their thought process and understanding that gives them control over their feelings.

Safe Counselling’s Anger Management program for kids is based on a cognitive-behavioural principles. 
Cognitive- allows your child to gain control over their thoughts and Behavioural- teaching them a new set of constructive skills on how to harness their anger appropriately.

Overcoming Anxiety and encouraging resilience


Does your child worry too much?

Children who worry too much are held captive by their fears. They go to great length trying avoid what they believe are frightening situations and ask the same anxiety based questions repetitively. However whatever your response or reaction may be, this leaves children who are anxious with no relief. 

This 6 week program will teach your child new techniques to think about and manage anxiety encouraging your child to take control.

(Parents will be provided with information on how to reinforce these techniques at home)

The program is based on Cognitive-Behavioural techniques. Children are taught 3 principles, containment, externalisation and competing demands. New behavioural skills are taught to encourage your child to spend less time worrying, take control and actively make less room for worrying.

Practicing social skills, assertiveness training (speaking for oneself) and problem solving when things don’t go as planned (some of the anxiety occurs because children are worried that things may not work, or they won’t be able to be successful at an activity etc).


Safe Counselling will show children that if things don’t work out or mistakes happen that’s OK.


By practicing these “what if” scenarios we are making new brain synapses (think of it as memory foam for your brain) where children will take comfort knowing they know how to handle situations if they don’t work out.

We will also teach mindfulness practices encouraging your children to focus on the here and now with relaxation techniques.


Protective Behaviour Topics: 

  1. Theme 1: "We all have the right to feel safe all the time" & Feelings

  2. Early Warning Signs

  3. Safety Continuum

  4. Theme 2: "We can talk with someone about anything, no matter what it is" & Safe and Unsafe Secrets

  5. Networks

  6. Persistence

  7. Body awareness and ownership

  8. Personal Space

  9. Assertiveness

  10. Theme and Program reinforcement

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Cybersafety Training for Teens
when: 5th April 2-4pm
where: TBC (Mount Lawley area)


Safe guard your Teen's Online Experience with Our Cybersafety Education Training! (11-15 year olds)

In an era where cyberbullying, social media, gaming addictions, and sexting are increasingly prevalent, it's imperative to equip your child with the necessary tools and knowledge to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly.

Our comprehensive training program addresses crucial aspects of online safety with professionalism and expertise:

  •  Cyber-bullying Awareness: Gain a deep understanding of cyberbullying, its far-reaching effects, consequential statistics, and legal implications.

  •  Impactful Insights: Engage with thought-provoking video clips illustrating the real-world impact of cyberbullying.

  • Legal Compliance: Navigate the legal landscape surrounding cyberbullying, sexting, and online behaviours with clarity and precision.

  • Digital Footprint Management: Learn the significance of managing your online presence, particularly concerning the sharing of personal photographs.

  • Safe Gaming Practices: Identify potential risks associated with gaming platforms and applications, and adopt strategies for mitigating them effectively.

  • Incident Reporting Protocols: Equip your teen with the knowledge and confidence to report cyberbullying incidents promptly and effectively.

  • Sexting & Pornography Education: Delve into the complex issues surrounding sexting, pornography, and their implications, including addiction and legal ramifications.

  • Proactive Safety Strategies: Empower your teen with practical tips and techniques to proactively safeguard their online experience.

  •  Interactive Discussions: Engage in insightful discussions and real-life case studies to foster a deeper understanding of consent, grooming, and digital safety.

Don't leave your child's online safety to chance. Enroll them in our esteemed cybersafety education training program today and ensure they navigate the digital landscape with confidence, resilience, and professionalism.

Limited Spaces available.
Only $50 per child for this certified 2 hour training (with refreshments to keep their energy levels up) 

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