Most things have evolved since the 70s, and yet one of the fundamental ways we keep our children safe has not. ‘Stranger Danger’ doesn’t work: most strangers pose no threat to children, it’s not always strangers that try to harm children, and it creates unnecessary fear and suspicion.
Clever Never Goes is here – to provide a new, positive and re-assuring approach for parents, teachers and children and we are testing it in schools right now.
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This is Clever. He’s going to be helping us teach children how to stay safe.
*Clever recognises when he feels safe, or even when he just feels a little unsure (hmmmm)
* Clever doesn’t get distracted by whether someone is a stranger or not. He knows the simple rule: Clever Never Goes – with anyone – unless it’s being arranged beforehand with a parent or carer. If someone asks him to go with them, he knows this isn’t right and it’s time for action.
* Clever knows what to do. To shout for help, run away and to tell a trusted adult if something does happen that upsets him.
The Clever Never Goes programme has received generous support from:
The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers
People’s Postcode Lottery