Barnardo's Real Love Rocks




Real Love Rocks, primary edition is a programme developed by Barnardo's to promote healthy, consensual, safe relationships amongst children and young people. Addressing online safety, child sexual exploitation, grooming and risk taking, it focuses on the importance of feeling free, happy and safe in future relationships.


Who is it for:

Real Love Rocks, primary edition, has been designed for children in Year 5 and 6. It can either be run by staff in school or by an external agency., like Barnardo's or a local youth service. It is a flexible programme and will be adapted to meet the specific needs of your child's group.


Why should my child take part in Real Love Rocks:

It’s not always easy to chat to our children about relationships, especially the romantic kind and it’s even harder to chat to them about people who might want to harm them in those relationships. As parents it can feel like we are in a constant battle between equipping our children with the knowledge they need to help keep themselves safe and helping them keep their innocence.

But our children are already learning a lot about relationships through the songs they listen to, the programmes they watch, the celebrities they follow and the games they play and it’s not always the messages we would like to be giving them.

 The Real Love Rocks Primary Resource is an interactive tool to help schools and other professionals talk to children in an age appropriate way about relationships and keeping safe. Following the BU Crew the Resource uses lots of games, crafts, activities and animations to help children think for both now and in the future.


Relationships: what they are and what makes a happy, safe and fair relationship.

Grooming: what it is and how to get help if a child feels uncomfortable.

Keeping Safe: how to stay safe, especially as they begin to get an increased independence and go to secondary school.

Being Online: How to keep safe when online, on phones, computers, tablets and when gaming.


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