SAFER September is the main calendar event of our student-led movement and an opportunity for youth to act as youth agency for change. The purpose is heightened awareness and activity from SADD groups across the country. We encourage all SADD groups to run a campaign in their schools and wider community where they focus on issues that are relevant to them.
SAFER as an acronym describes what we ask young student leaders across the country to be – advocates for everyone’s road safety. We ask them to #speakup on our concerning road toll and driver behaviours, promote positive choices for safer road use within their school community through activities and events, and join the movement of SADD groups preventing loss on our road and enhancing wellbeing for all rangatahi.
We are challenging students to run SADD activities, reach out to their community, and put themselves out there as positive advocates for road safety. How students take on this challenge is up to them!
We understand that 2020 has been a disruptive year for many schools and students. This year we will be encouraging individual schools to simply participate to their capacity and to be mindful of their respective situations and level restrictions.
Please support your students to run road safety activities. Keep an eye on the SADD Facebook and Instagram pages and share any content that you would like to. We welcome any support in this way as it all helps to spread awareness of the campaign and student achievements through a wider audience.
Go to https://www.sadd.org.nz/safer-september to find information, resources, activity ideas and inspiration. Students can register their interest for the campaign and anyone who does this will receive an information pack and planning guide to support their campaign.