Lesson 1

Lesson 1.

Thinking about what makes a place safe

Imagine a school playground with brightly-coloured play equipment, great places to sit, mown grass and lots flowers and plants. 

Now imagine that same playground with weeds and dead plants, long grass, rubbish, graffiti and broken play equipment.  

Discussion Time

Look at the 3 playground images below.

  • How does each playground make you feel? 
  • Which playground would you want to play in? 
  • Which playground would you feel safer?  

When designing a safe place there are 4 things to think about:

  • Coming and going – how do people move around an area.
  • Keeping watch – how do people watch over an area.
  • Showing we care – how do people look after an area.
  • Having fun – how do people use an area in positive ways.

Next Step

Lesson 2: Exploring my school

Connect With Us

Neighbourhood Watch Victoria acknowledges the 38 mobs, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live, and gather as employees and volunteers. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

At Neighbourhood Watch, we believe everyone has the right to feel safe and welcome. We are committed to ensuring diversity, inclusion and equity are embedded throughout our organisation – in the work we do, the services we deliver and among our staff, volunteers, and the communities we work with.