Day for Daniel : Friday 26 October 2012
Harm Prevention and Fun - a great combination!
On Behalf of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre invites you all to join us in a day which focuses on Child Saftey Awarenss.
Now in it's 7th year, Day for Daniel continues to grow on a National Scale and is recognised as Australia's largest participation event of it's type.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was established in 2005 by Denise and Bruce Morcombe following the tragic abduction and suspected murder of their 13 year old son Daniel on 7 December 2003.
To promote the Foundation's aims of making the world a safer place for children, an annual awareness Day for Daniel is held, involving schools and local communities. In 2011 over 500,000 school aged children participated on a local level in organised events.
A variety of activities are suggested these range from a talk about internet safety in class, a presentation by a school based police officer, completing an interactive educational program like 'Being Safety Smart', watching the DVD titled 'Foundation Red' or participate in a Community Walk. These education activities are designed to provide life skills for children in a fun informative manner without the fear factor.
We encourage that a red flavour be incorporated in the day - a colour which links Daniel's story in a discrete way to the importance of Child Safety Education.
Day for Daniel is not a memorial day - It is a learning day for our children.
The AFP encourages everyone to support Day for Daniel on Friday 26 October 2012.
Register online at www.dayfordaniel.com.au
The AFP and Denise and Bruce Morcombe are joining forces today to raise awareness about child safety in the Canberra region, following the annual Day for Daniel event on October 26.