Constable Kenny Koala is the friendly face of our program with a serious purpose — to teach children about safety, and to keep them safe for life.
We get children thinking about safety as early as possible, so we start teaching them the basics at three years of age. That means we can build their knowledge right up until the age of 12, and have kids turning into teenagers with a good understanding of all the dangers out there, how they can avoid trouble and who they can turn to for help.
Our program is focused on collaboration. We visit schools, youth groups and local community events, and we help bridge the gap between the community and the police. Our program is aligned with the Australian curriculum to ensure consistency in our messaging.
As parents and carers you are the most influential people in your children's life. Therefore it is important that children hear safety messages and expectations directly from you. We produce materials that can help you reinforce safety themes taught at childcare and primary school, at home.