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Growing Up Alert: How to Instill Situational Awareness in Kids at Every Age

In a world brimming with both wonders and risks, teaching children the importance of situational awareness is no longer optional—it’s a necessity. However, striking a balance between equipping kids with the tools they need to stay safe and scaring them is a fine art. This comprehensive guide aims to help parents and caregivers navigate the […]

North Texas Charter School Implements Crisis Shooter Response System

North Texas Collegiate Academy, a charter school with Denton, Lewisville, and Little Elm campuses, has implemented a comprehensive crisis shooter response system called SafeDefend. The system is part technology and part training, and it is designed to help school staff and faculty respond to an active shooter situation. The SafeDefend system includes a notification system […]

Raising Kids: Should They Be Tough, Polite, Scrappy, Gentle?

When it comes to raising children, one of the age-old debates that have been going on for generations is whether parents should instill a sense of toughness and scrappiness or focus more on politeness and being gentle. Each approach has its inherent benefits and drawbacks that must be considered. Some argue that children today must […]

School Board Votes to Allow Personal Protection

The Halifax County School Board in Virginia rejected a proposal to ban students from possessing personal defense sprays on school property. Instead, the board voted to allow students to possess personal defense sprays, but prohibit their inappropriate use. Michael Lewis, HCPS director of student services, made the proposal. He argued that the language change would […]

Proactive High School in NY Adds Self-Defense to Phys. Ed. Program

Dansville High School in New York is incorporating self-defense into its physical education curriculum in an effort to help students stay safe and confident. The program, which is sponsored by the Foundation for Dansville Education, is designed to teach students practical skills and knowledge to navigate challenging situations. Taught by Jennifer Smith and Eric Buchak […]

Do your kids listen? Even in an emergency?

As humans, we all experience a myriad of emotions throughout our lives, both the good and the bad. One of the not-so-great emotions is terror, which can be evoked through various stimuli such as horror movies and TV shows. For me, this fear often manifests itself as recurring nightmares about my wife or kids being […]

Child Safety: A Parent’s Guide

Parenting is a challenging but rewarding experience. One of the most important aspects of parenting is ensuring the safety of your child. Of course, you have your child wear their seatbelt and bicycle helmet, but other dangers are lurking in the world that you need to have them ready for. It would be great if […]