Help students identify the body signs that indicate they are feeling unsafe with this cut and paste worksheet.
Do Your Students Know the Early Warning Signs That They Are Feeling Unsafe?
As adults, we understand that situations we perceive as threatening can evoke a physiological reaction known as the “fight or flight” response. This phenomenon has subsequent effects on our physical state. These physical reactions are our body’s way of warning us that we may be in danger and are preparing us to respond accordingly.
It is important that children also understand that physical changes in their bodies may indicate that they are feeling unsafe. Once they have identified this, they can then take appropriate action to remove themselves from any harm.
Use this worksheet as part of your Health lessons about staying safe at home and in the community. The early warning signs addressed in this worksheet include:
- My head feels sore and hot.
- I feel like crying.
- My shoulders tense up.
- My heart beats faster.
- My hands feel sweaty.
- I feel sick in my tummy.
- My legs feel wobbly.
- I need to use the toilet.
Students cut out the warning signs and paste them into the correct box around the child’s body. The child on the worksheet is gender-neutral.
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