Teaching Students About the Buddy System

In this section you will find a variety of information and resources designed to help Grade 1 educators teach students about the buddy system — a valuable personal safety strategy that emphasizes the importance of staying with a buddy (e.g. a mom, a dad, a grandma, a grandpa, an older sister, an older brother, a babysitter) when going places. By adopting this safety habit, students can increase their personal safety.

The Billy Brings his Buddies program includes:

  • a lesson plan for Grade 1 teachers that can be downloaded for free
  • a Billy puppet
  • online games that students can play
  • an online storybook that students can read through
  • take-home activities that students can complete with their parents/guardians