Assignment 7 - Personal Safety (due Week 14)

Each one of us is personally responsible for our own physical, emotional, and social safety. We make decisions daily that affect our well-being. Not everyone agrees about what is safe for them, though. For example: some people believe that sky diving is fun and safe, while others think that the risk factors is too high and would never jump out of a plane.

While there are some things that are clearly not safe for anyone (like taking illegal drugs) that everyone would agree to, there are many things that really depend on what the individual is comfortable with.

Your Assignment

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Fill in the table by putting and X in the box that reflects your opinion on each of the statements. When you are finished, answer the reflection questions below.

Physical Safety

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

1. If I am in a boat, I always wear a life jacket at all times.

 

 

 

 

2. I only wear my bike helmet if I know I’m going to be biking on the road.

 

 

 

 

3. I don’t mind walking around in my neighbourhood after dark.

 

 

 

 

Emotional Safety

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

4. Being sarcastic hurts people’s feelings so I try not to make sarcastic comments, even if it’s a joke.

 

 

 

 

5. I enjoy being all alone in my house because I can relax and think when it’s nice and quiet.

 

 

 

 

6. Violent and scary movies and games get stuck in my mind and give me nightmares, so I try not to watch them.

 

 

 

 

Social Safety

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

7. I don’t hang out with my friends at the mall unless our parents are there too because large crowds of strangers can be dangerous for young people.

 

 

 

 

8. I live in a safe neighbourhood, but if I am going to the park or rec centre I always have to bring a family member or friend with me. I won't go alone.

 

 

 

 

9. If my friends make poor choices (smoking, drinking, etc.) I don’t stop being friends with them because they are not going to influence my actions or beliefs.

 

 

 

 

Internet Safety

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

10. I have my own social media account, but I have my privacy settings limited so only certain people can see what I post.

 

 

 

 

11. I wouldn’t mind meeting someone in person that was my friend online.

 

 

 

 

12. I use my real name and address for online games and social media because I want to connect with family, friends, and other kids in my city.

 

 

 

 

Reflection Question 1 - On a scale of 1 to 10, how well do you think you take care of your safety needs? Explain your response.

Reflection Question 2 - Do you think that kids growing up these days are more or less safe than in past generations, like your parents or grandparents? Explain why you think that.

Reflection Question 3 - After doing this activity, do you think you might make some changes to your life to increase your personal safety? Why or why not?