Day for Daniel 2018
on 26 October 2018
Today the Daniel Morcombe Foundation asks parents, carers and educators to talk to kids about their personal safety. They encourage them to Talk Early, Talk Often and Keep Talking about child safety.
Day for Daniel is our national Day of Action on child safety and protection. It is the largest child safety awareness day of its type in Australia. Pre registrations online are at record levels with final numbers expected to reach over 3,200 schools and early childhood centres and hundreds of businesses and events. It is anticipated that over 1.2million people across Australia will hold a conversation about child safety today.
Denise says "Today is a special day for the Morcombe family. In just a few weeks it will be 15 years since Daniel was abducted and murdered by a twice convicted pedophile. Daniel's legacy is more relevant than ever in a constantly changing technological world. We ask parents and carers across Australia to Talk Early, Talk Often and Keep Talking with their children about any safety concerns they may have."
Bruce adds "Day for Daniel is truely a National day of importance. Participation rates across the country continue to climb. We are excited to deliver Australia's Biggest Safety Lesson which we anticipate will be an online viral hit. Evidenced based research clearly demonstrates that targeted child safety educational events like Day for Daniel will keep kids safe and can dramatically improve a child's ability to Recognise, React and Report unsafe situations."
CEO of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation Ms Holly Brennan, a child safety expert with more than 20 years' experience teaching abuse prevention explains, "our children are always a good age to talk with about safety. Letting our children know from the early years that they can always talk to us if they feel scared or worried is a powerful message that we can send. It's not a one off talk. It's the many chats about how much you care, that their body belongs to them, their feelings are important and that they can talk to you about everything as they grow."
This year we have invited all Day for Daniel participants to join our 2nd online broadcast of Australia's Biggest Child Safety Lesson. This year's lesson is suitable for children between the ages of 3 - 8 years. It will teach key personal safety concepts for early childhood in a fun and interactive way. It can be viewed in large or small groups at school or early childhood centres.
The live broadcast is 9.30am (QLD) AEST 10.30am (NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS) AEDT on Friday 26 October. To check the broadcast time in your location or watch the lesson later in the day visit our website.
Last year's lesson is also available for viewing on Day for Daniel. This lesson is suitable for children from Prep to Grade 6.
We have free child safety videos and activities to suit a diverse range of students from prep to senior levels.
Teachers have access to teacher guides to support classroom delivery and parent/carer resources are available to encourage discussions about personal safety at home.
The 14th Annual Day for Daniel will be held on Friday 26th October 2018. It is about educating children about their personal safety through child safety and protection initiatives. It is about and teaching our children to 'Recognise, React and Report' in unsafe situatons.
Wear Red, Educate and Donate is the theme of Day for Daniel as we strive to enable schools, early childhood centres, businesses and communities across Australia take action and conduct child safety activities in their communities to help Keep Kids Safe.
Parents, carers, educators can visit the Daniel Morcombe Foundation website for resources and information. http://www.danielmorcombe.com.au
What: WALK FOR DANIEL Kick starts Day for Daniel.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation's National Day of Action on Child Safety and Protection.
When: Friday 26 October
Time: Event commences 6.30am
Where: Start: Suncoast Christian College
Cnr Schubert & Kiel Mtn Rds, Woombye, Sunshine Coast
Finish: Approx 8.30am at Briggs Park in Palmwoods
Walk Length: 4km
Daniel House- 7 Koorawatha lane 7.35am for Media Interview
Who: Bruce and Denise Morcombe
Assistant Minister for Children and Families Michelle Landry,
QLD Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Framer.
Mayor Mark Jamieson
Broadcast, interviews, film and photo opportunities at start, during and finish.
By arrangement with:
Mobile 0420 300 737