The Safety Maze

Learn more about potentially dangerous situations and how to deal with them by linking the different circles to each other.

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A step-by-step guide to play the game

1

Gather a group of players in front of the Safety Maze board and ask one of them to pick a situation.

2

Ask the player to explain the potentially dangerous situation (top of the panel).

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Then, ask the player to find and discuss (text balloon in the middle) a way to prevent, or a reaction to this potentially dangerous situation at the bottom of the panel.

4

Discuss the situation in group. Check if there are multiple possible reactions to this specific danger.

5

Optionally you can also play an activity linked to the dangerous situation (play-button in the middle, see the extra game information for the description of all the activities).

6

The game ends when all the dangerous situations are discussed.

Extra game information

The dangerous situations at the top of the panel are divided in three categories, each with a specific colour around the circle: nature (green), work/street (yellow) & leisure and health (pink).


In the middle of the panel, you'll see two symbols:

  • Text balloon: talk about the potential danger. Ask questions like: What is the cause of this danger? Did you experience this danger before?
  • Play-button: Play a game or complete a task related to this danger (see extra game information).


Overview of all possible solutions (danger + reaction):


GREEN (nature)

  • Flood - Climb in a tree or go to higher ground.
  • Sun - Put on sunscreen, wear a hat and drink water
  • Earthquake - Hide under a table
  • Fire - Run away and call the fire department
  • Hurricane - Run away and look for shelter


YELLOW (work/street)

  • Crossing the street - Use zebra crossing and watch out
  • Picketpocket - Keep your money in a safe wallet
  • Dumpsite - Wear protective clothing
  • Working in a factory - Speak up for your rights
  • Internet abuse - Talk about it with an adult


PINK (leasure and health)

  • Having sex - Use contraception
  • Drugs - Talk about it with a doctor
  • Rotten food - Throw away the food
  • Fight - Talk about your issues and solve the problem
  • Nightmares - Talk about it with someone


Overview of all the tasks to play (linked to the dangers):

  • Flood: climb as fast as possible onto higher ground.
  • Sun: shadow game: try to depict something by creating a shadow. The other players try to guess.
  • Fire: play dodgeball (also known as in-between-fires, see rules in the image gallery)
  • Hurricane: play 1, 2, 3 piano game (check the video in the image gallery). When you have to stand still, stand in a pose like you are hiding.
  • Crossing the street: play in pairs. One player closes his eyes while the other player changes something subtle in his appearance. The first one needs to find what has changed.
  • Pickpocket: each player attaches a scarf to his pants. Everyone runs around and tries to steal the scarf of the other players.
  • Climbing in a tree: build a human pyramid.
  • Dumpsite: what's the nicest thing you ever found in a pile of garbage?
  • Contact with corrupt police officer: play a game of tag.
  • Nightmares: look as long as possible in each other's eyes without blinking ('staring contest')



Variations

If you have a large group of players, play the game in teams.

Specific learning objectives

  • Learn about risk prevention and safety

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