The Safe Choice
- Making a choice means:
- You pick the things you like best
- You decide for yourself what your life will be like
- You have a right to make choices.
Choice and Risk
- A risk is the chance something bad might happen.
- Some choices have lots of risk:
- If you choose to cross the street without looking, a car might hit you; and
- If you choose to smoke, you might get sick.
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Safe Way/Risky Way
- There is a safe way and a risky way to do everything.
- If you choose the risky way, you might get hurt.
- Someone else might get hurt, too!
- The best choice is the safe way.
The safe choice
- There are things you can do to make a safe choice.
- Safe choices have less risk.
- Less risk means less chance that something bad might happen.
- The easiest way to make a safe choice is: Think, Plan, Do.
Think, Plan, Do: Making a safe choice
- Saturday is a nice day. You do not have to work.
- You choose to ride your bike to the park.
- How can you make your choice safe?
- Think about the best and worst things that can happen.
- You have fun at the park
- You get some exercise
- You fall off the bike
- You get lost
- Someone takes your bike
- Plan how you can ride your bike in a safe way:
- Wear a helmet
- Tell someone where you’re going
- Take a bike lock
- Ride on a bike path or close to the side of the road
- Make a safe choice.
- If you feel safe, ride your bike to the park!
- If you do not feel safe:
- Plan other ways to be safe
- Walk to the park
- Choose to do something else for fun
If you’re not sure, ask someone!
- Tell a friend, family member or support person what you want to do.
- Ask them if there are risks.
- Ask how you can be safe.
- Then decide for yourself.
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