The sense of Security is a basic human need, stemming from such things as knowing what is expected, feeling safe and protected, being able to trust others, and being able to anticipate or predict the sequence of events from experience. It can also involve knowing the limitations of one’s power and knowing how to function in the environment.
To develop feelings of security, children must be treated with love and respect, have clear rules and expectations that are consistently enforced, and believe they have the personal power to have some control over their own lives. They also need to learn to take responsibility for their actions and accept the consequences that might result.
Children, who feel secure usually display the following behaviours:
- they are responsible
- respectful of authority
- willing to risk failure
- free from anxiety
- absence of nervous symptoms
If you want your child /student to display the above characteristics, you can choose from 30 Activity Worksheets for developing Security in the BASE tools.
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You will find more suggestions, activities to consider and workshop materials in the Toolkit for Developing Security.