Thousands of Victorian students will take part in the 2017 Day for Daniel, Australia’s biggest day to promote the personal safety of children.

The 13th Day for Daniel will be held on Friday 27 October, with activities across Australia to promote child safety, protection and harm prevention.

The event is run by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, established in 2005 by Bruce and Denise Morcombe, after their son was abducted and murdered in December 2005 while waiting to catch a bus on the Sunshine Coast.

The foundation is a lasting legacy to Daniel, and aims to educate children on how to stay safe in a physical and online environment and to support young victims of crime.

The Day for Daniel attracts wide support from the community, with more than one million people taking part in 2016, including 2485 schools across Australia.

This year, the number of Victorian schools taking part has already exceeded last year’s figure of 320. The theme for the day is Wear Red, Educate and Donate.

Students will be able to take part in Australia’s biggest child safety lesson, an online broadcast by Bruce and Denise Morecambe for students in years 3-6. The lesson will include how to recognise, react and report unsafe situations.

You can find out more information about the day and registration for schools  here.

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Posted by Independent Schools Victoria