Good Personal Hygiene Practices. Objectives. PS:C1 Acquire Personal Safety Skills PS:C1.4 Demonstrate the ability to set boundaries, rights and personal privacy PS:C1.5 Differentiate between situations requiring peer support and situations requiring adult professional help
The purpose of this presentation is to increase the awareness of the importance in practicing good personal hygiene.
The content discussed in this presentation is for educational purposes only, and is not designed to embarrass, insult or disrespect the privacy of any student.
Good personal hygiene means keeping your body looking, smelling, and Feeling clean and healthy.
Nail biting should be discouraged, particularly if the nails are being swallowed. The nails and nail beds offer a perfect environment for germs to live and breed. Nail biting permits the transfer of these bugs to the mouth which can then lead to the digestive tract causing many problems. Keeping nails short will help to reduce the amount of germs under the nail.
Poor hair hygiene could cause dandruff and skin infections. Dandruff is dead skin on the scalp that comes off in tiny flakes when sebaceous glands produce too much oil and accumulates on the scalp.
Head hair is a good harbor for head lice and nits (eggs of head lice). The head louse is a tiny insect that lives by sucking blood. Children are especially prone to lice infestation. Lice spread from one head to another when there is close contact as in school environments. They make the scalp itchy and are a cause of annoyance, irritation and embarrassment
Use clean water to wash your hair regularly (at least twice weekly, preferably once every other day
If you have any questions about any of the content discussed in this session, please speak to your advisor/teacher, school counselor, social worker, parent liaison or school administrators.
Good Personal Hygiene