Putting Children First with Milly’s Message

You found us! Putting Children First with Milly’s Message was initially developed by Youth Wellbeing Project in partnership with PB West for the 2020 Child Protection Week Challenge because we all want to keep kids safe.

We have now made this available FREE for our subscribers and online community–you can take part anywhere in the world! While you are here, remember to take a look at our other resources. Favourite links include our Global Online Presentations and Programs, Parent Help 101, and our Essential Resources webpage where you can find all our favourites!

The children’s book, Milly’s Message, is about a bold and curious girl who knows the importance of seeking help from a trusted adult, especially when she sees upsetting images online.

Written with safe language for children aged 5–10 years, Milly’s Message is the perfect way to let young kids know that coming across unsafe images is not their fault and they can always seek help from a trusted adult when they see things that are not meant for kids eyes.
We invite you to access the below video. Suggested ways to use this resource include:
  1. Show the video to your child.
  2. Have your classroom watch it together.
  3. Watch for your own information and purchase a copy of Milly’s Message so that you can read and discuss it at your own pace.
  4. Access curriculum that includes Milly’s Message via the IQ PROGRAMS Umbrella Unit for 6-7-year-olds to deliver 3 comprehensive online safety lessons.

For options 1 and 2, be sure to only play the video between 1:26 and 5:00 as this is the reading. You may also access the Support Notes, Discussion Guide and worksheet here.