Travelling Safely

Our Travelling Safely learning journey is a fun, interactive way that kids, and their parents, can see if they’re ready to travel safely around their neighbour without an adult.

Is your child ready?

If your child thinks they're big enough to get to school by themselves, without you, but you're not entirely sure, then our Travelling Safely interactive learning journey might just be the answer you need.

What is Travelling Safely?

Our Travelling Safely platform can help Mums, Dads and caregivers prepare their children for safe, independent travel around the neighbourhood, whether that’s to school, the park or a friend’s house.

The e-learning journey provides important information in an accessible way and is full of fun activities – including quizzes, videos, drawing and virtual neighbourhoods – that you and your child can do separately or together.

Travelling Safely is part of our Neighbourhood Watch 4 Kids program and is based on a Neighbourhood Watch Northern Territory initiative.

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How can it help?

Travelling Safely aims to:

  • help parents evaluate if their child is ready to travel within their neighbourhood by themselves.
  • help kids improve their safety knowledge, increase their confidence, empower them to trust their instincts, identify potentially unsafe situations and work out the best way to react.

And the best part is, you can stop and come back at any time.

What topics does it cover?

It can be quite tough and rather scary knowing when your children are ready to make the transition to independent travel. Travelling Safely covers topics such as:

  • Is your child ready to travel independently?
  • Recognising kids early warning signs when they feel unsafe.
  • Understanding the different ways kids react they feel unsafe.
  • Making safe decisions using “what if” scenarios.
  • Knowing personal details and emergency contacts.
  • Identifying who to trust, safe places to go.
  • What to do in an emergency.
  • Planning the child’s route.
  • Identifying simple safety risks in the neighbourhood.

Get started

Head to Travelling Safely and start your learning journey with your child. You can stop and start the journey, or revisit sections, as needed.

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