Teaching kids to stay aware, act confident, get help from safe adults. Stranger safety using safety plans, and putting safety first.
Category: Foundation of Personal Safety
Just as a greater level of physical health can protect you from all kinds of diseases, so can strong “People Safety” skills and knowledge protect you from most bullying, sexual abuse, and other violence. In addition, both excellent physical health and strong People Safety skills help make life much more enjoyable.
The Walmart kidnapping video is a compelling reminder to parents about that an abduction attempt can take place in seconds even when you are close by. When a man attempted to kidnap seven-year-old Brittany in Walmart, her courage, fighting spirit, and instant reaction might well have saved her life, Lessons are to keep your security awareness in familiar places, teach children Stranger Safety skills, and prepare children to protect themselves from an attack.
So today I must applaud the announcement that the FBI and the Department of Justice have finally expanded the definition of the crime of rape to include the sexual assaults of men, children and any adult who cannot give consent to sex. Though I hate the idea that anyone would experience this or any kind of violence in their lives, it is important to define it accurately in our statistics, so we can work more effectively to prevent this terrible crime.