On Friday 26th October 2018, Unity College spent the day in red for 'Day for Daniel', a National Day of Action to raise awareness about child safety and protection. The day began with a small number of students and staff participating in the 'Walk for Daniel' with the local Sunshine Coast community. At the same time, the rest of the College came together on our sports oval to create a huge T-Shirt, in commemoration to the life of Daniel Morcombe. Throughout the rest of the day, classrooms participated in activities aiming to help build awareness, education and protection strategies to enhance our safety knowledge and skills.
In the afternoon, we welcomed the parents of Daniel Morcombe and founders of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, Bruce and Denise Morcombe. Bruce and Denise generously gave up their time in our Junior assembly to help us start the vital conversations on child safety. As a school community, we joined many others around Australia who acknowledge the importance of information and strategies that assist the prevention of child safety concerns.
We thank Bruce and Denise for being strong advocates of Child Safety and for continuing to raise awareness so that we can help in protecting our children.
To learn more and to support the Foundation please visit: https://www.danielmorcombe.com.au/
You can also help your child by having discussions with them about these issues and monitoring their digital activities. There are some great, age-appropriate resources that can help you raise these discussions:http://www.recognisereactreport.com.au/parents_carers.html