I just recently watched a video of a real product targeted to parents of girls to teach self defense. Without question, it’s an awfully bad advertisement. But it does draw attention to a serious subject.
The threat of violence is all too real for children today. The need for a common sense approach to help kids react appropriately when faced with danger has grown exponentially. A local initiative on a community basis could provide a good first step in prevention.
A few questions to mull over and comment:
- What steps have you taken to teach your children how to defend themselves?
- What do you feel should be taught to children to make them aware of threats to themselves and others?
- What age does breaching the subject of predators with a child begin?