Most accidents and injuries are both predictable and preventable. It’s important for students to learn how to be actively involved in their own safety and to care about the safety of others. By teaching safety rules and practices from the playground to the Internet, students can develop skills to recognize, assess and manage risk in several environments.
The following resources can be used by teachers in the classroom or to support school initiatives. For questions, contact our School Health Curriculum Resource Line at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4111 or email email@example.com.
School grant program for Grade 3. Teaches deep water survival skills to eliminate risk of drowning.
- ConnectED & CyberCops: Ophea lesson plans on internet safety and bullying prevention for Grades 4-8.
- PREVNet: Bullying prevention resources, tools, books and videos for Grades 4-8.
- Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Information for educators and coaches on concussion safety and management. Includes videos, infographics, safety guidelines, tools, policies and information about legislation.
- Ophea: e-Learning Module developed for school staff to increase awareness and understanding of concussion, and strategies for concussion identification and management.
- Parachute Canada: Collection of information, videos and tools on concussion prevention and recognition for educators. Can be adapted for students.
Sun safety tips and resources. The sun protection section includes information on sunscreen and indoor tanning.
Fact sheets, colouring pages and resources on fire prevention.
Information and resources on common allergens and anaphylaxis.
Information and resources on bicycle, pedestrian, school bus, car, ATV, water and snowmobile safety.
Information, guidelines and tools on safety practices that teachers can use in the classroom, for athletic teams and for school events.
Information and resources on a wide range of injury topics.
Colouring book and activities to teach students about rabies, wildlife safety and prevention. Includes local rabies information. Grades 2-3.
Activity books about indoor and outdoor safety featuring “Radar” the dog. Developed by Health Canada. Recommended for elementary grades.
School program with tools to educate students about sun safety practices, enhance shade at school, and develop sun safety policies.
Public library resources
The following resource is available for loan from your local library. To book, please visit the online catalogue of one of our participating public libraries: (Note: Library membership required).
- Guelph Public Library
- Wellington County Library
- Grand Valley Public Library
- Orangeville Public Library
- Shelburne Public Library
- Terry James Resource Centre Video and Kit Library (for UGDSB teachers)
GlitterBug Hand Washing Kit (Kit)
Interactive germ detector activity that promotes hand hygiene. Students rub the kit’s lotion on their hands, wash them with soap and water, and then place them underneath a UV light to see how many germs remain. Can be used for Grades 1-12.
iDrive: Road Stories (DVD)
This 23 minute DVD raises awareness about the risks and consequences of unsafe, aggressive and impaired driving. Grade 8 and up.