I want to do something to help keep kids safe, besides owning my own business for over 23 years and teaching self defense, kickboxing and boxing to children and adults. I have also authored 2 books on safety.
My first book, The Elements of Staying Safe, is more for young adult and older. My second book, Power Parent is a great tool and resource for parents to read and act upon by talking to their children and going over some of the tips I mention in the book with them.
My new campaign I am starting in February is to get this message out to all Rhode Island schools and be in the face of these children, teaching them the most important way to escape a predator. By not only listening to kids and teaching them to use their voice (against sexual predators) our RI children will know the main ways to escape a predator if grabbed and forced to go with them.
I have safety tip cards I will be giving out to all the schools so the kids can take them home to share with their parents and keep posted as a reminder. You can never be too safe and I feel it's so important to role-play and talk to your children about scenarios that could happen. We don't want to scare our children or make them paranoid but we do want to make them safe, and smart enought to react and get out of a bad sitution.
Stay tuned for more information. To schedule me to come into your school, contact me at my email address firstname.lastname@example.org