Connecting local responses around the world
One of our key messages is creating safe communities for children. We have a Safe T Net project which includes a website development with children where they can consider what being unsafe feels like, who do I talk to and who do I call?
In a country so focussed on material goods we have high levels of social isolation which is not safe for anyone, particularly children. The website is designed to be talking point for educators and parents with children and between children themselves.
I have had a number of emails from children asking questions and for advice. The QR code on the poster takes the viewer straight to the site. Children often have access to smart phones here without necessary guidance or supervision to protect them.
We need to change this and create safe communities for all children.
One way we are doing this is by getting businesses involved in the project. Businesses can display the poster or distribute the key tags. We are working alongside other local projects that encourage men to become champions of women's and children's safety. A lot of these champions are business owners. There are so many places this project could go, it will be interesting to see what develops.