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    Default Safety houses

    Growing up it was drilled into us that if u were in danger you could always look for a yellow square with the little house cartoon picture and go there for safety.

    It has been years since I have seen a house with the logo.
    Haven't seen the ad campaigns about it.
    My kids aren't learning about it at school.


    I understand that advising kids to go to a strangers house isn't the best solution, but in times of danger u need something.

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    yeah I remember them! have seen some around randomly but never hear it enforced in schools etc anymore !

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    I was thinking about the safety house thing a little while back wondering whatever happened to it. I remember it was a huge campaign when I was a primary school child. Is it still around? Did it get scrapped? Or just fizzle? I'm curious too...

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    What? I have never even heard of them? Yes, I have clearly spent my life under a rock...

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    I remember them. Haven't seen one for ages.

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    Were they a Queensland only thing? Haven't seen them since I was at school.

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    The last school (not the current one) that my children attended had a Safety House Group. Apparently students at that school were educated on the program and there were several houses in the area. I spoke to the coordinators, and they said one of the biggest problems was to be registered you need to have someone (an adult) consistently home during the daytime, and these days people are working or have other commitments so cannot commit to that. Also, every adult living in the house has to have a bluecard. So if you have a foreign exchange student staying who is 18+, then they need a bluecard also.

    The whole program is really sufferring because of the few homes that can qualify. And fewer and fewer areas keep operating. I joined the committee in that area, than had to move house six weeks later so felt like a fraud pulling out.

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    I spotted one near my DD's preschool recently. I don't think I've seen one here before that but I didn't go to primary school here.

    I remember them when I was a kid in Queensland.

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    we had them in VIC growing up - I assumed they were phased out because it pretty obsurd concept that you could screw a little sign to your letterbox and be safe.

    What happened if the approved ppl moved out the house?

    I think it was a pretty well intented idea that was stupid and dangerous in reality.


 

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