Children have the right to be safe and protected from harm. There is no situation where it is okay to touch, hurt, or harm any person – especially children – in any way.
We want you to feel safe – to live, to learn, to grow, to speak up, and to be yourself. If you don’t feel safe, or you are worried about someone you know, don’t keep it to yourself, speak to a trusted adult.
If you or someone you know is in danger, call Triple Zero (000).
You have a right to be safe.
No one has the right to hit you, shake you, burn you, use weapons or objects to hurt you, or touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable.
Mental and emotional safety
No one has the right to put you down, neglect your needs, threaten you, frighten you, shame you, or withhold food or medical care. No one has the right to make you do or say things that make you feel uncomfortable.
You have the right to be protected from all forms of harm.
Remember, children have the SAME rights as adults, you have the right to:
- Safety and protection
- Having a say in decisions that affect you
- Legal rights
- To be who you are
If you feel like someone has violated your rights, talk to a trusted adult like a parent or teacher. You can also talk to Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 and they can give you advice.
It can be hard to concentrate and learn when you feel stressed or anxious, have low confidence or little motivation. There are lots of things you can do to help yourself when you’re feeling this way. By working on your wellbeing, you may notice that other things become a little easier to deal with – like schoolwork or friendships.
Ardoch delivers programs that help schools to support your wellbeing through fun excursions and incursions. You can also find some great resources on this page.
Some apps, like social media, can make us feel more anxious and stressed, so it’s good to have a few apps on hand to help deal with these issues.
Check out these apps that can help you manage negative thoughts, stress
What is a niggle? It’s that feeling that won’t go away. It grows and grows and has a life of its own.
When you have a niggle, it can be a challenge. But you don’t have to do it alone…
Introducing niggle. The app that allows you to capture your niggles and do something about them.
Get guided meditations, courses, and mindfulness exercises on subjects like stress, general anxiety, worry, building resilience, and more topics for any moment. Learn mindfulness and choose from hundreds of meditations led by world-class experts from all walks of life.
MindShift CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is a free self-help anxiety relief app, that helps you reduce worry, stress, and panic by following evidence-based strategies.
Smiling Mind is a FREE mindfulness meditation app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.
This app takes a skills-based approach that helps children in early and middle childhood build a healthier relationship with life, stress, and anxiety, Mindful Powers™ empowers kids to bring calm to their lives at the touch of their fingertips.
Available on the AppStore
Zones of Regulation
This app is what happens when you get video game developers to team up with psychologists. It’s geared toward helping students gain skills in regulating their behaviours, including the management of emotions and level of alertness.
Affirmations and inspiration
These fun Ardoch children’s resources are here to help you make sense of maths, English, challenges and even just life. We want to see all children have the same opportunities to grow and learn, no matter what school you go to or what town you live in! Ardoch is a children’s education charity that provides quality education support programs for schools in communities facing disadvantage. Our goal is for children to realise their potential through full participation in education. We work closely with schools to meet student’s education and wellbeing needs, so you can have a great learning experience at school. Our fun and engaging programs include excursions and incursions, robotics, buddy programs, author workshops, and career pathways. Now we also have these cool children’s resources to pin on your wall or save on your device. Check back regularly for exciting new resources to download and explore!
Do you get your theirs mixed up with your there’s? Always wondered what Pi is? Ardoch’s fun educational posters have got you covered.
Click the images below to download any of the resources
Other Fun Resources:
- Coming soon: Interview tips
- Coming soon: Resume template