Curriculum about online safety available to more students
THE final phase of the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum, involving lessons about internet safety and social media use, is now in play.
The curriculum, which was introduced to younger students first, is now available for all Queensland students from Prep to Year 9.
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the curriculum uptake was gaining momentum across all school sectors.
He said child safety ambassadors Bruce and Denise Morcombe had visited more than 240 schools - delivering their important message to more than 30,000 students at 109 schools in the past year alone.
"No school has been too small or too far away for the dedicated Morcombes," he said.
Mr Morcombe said he was proud to see Daniel's legacy "making a significant difference to children's safety in Queensland".
Mrs Morcombe said she hoped to see the curriculum implemented in all Queensland schools and others interstate.
"We are honoured that the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum has been created in memory of our son," she said.
"The lessons are about safety, not only around the home and school, but also online safety and everyday challenges that will teach life skills to all children.
"Children will learn it is okay to say no and to tell an adult from their safety network if they think something is wrong or doesn't feel right."
Daniel was 13 when he was abducted while waiting for a bus on the Sunshine Coast and later murdered.
The Parent Guides for the Prep to Year 2, Year 3 to 6 and Year 7 to 9 phases are available at http://www.education.qld.gov.au/child-safety-curriculum.