“Keepin’ It Real” Street-Smarts Seminar

Audience type: Teens, Tweens

Details: Mobile training held at client’s location of choice

Bullying, predators, or internet piranhas are the types of topics addressed in this course. Teaching children how to identify situations, persons, etc., that may threaten their lives, well-being, and safety is the focus. This course is very hands on. Even though the topics are of a serious nature, the format of this course is to make it fun and interactive, so the child will remember how to apply the safety techniques they will learned.

This is a knowledge-based seminar, using interaction, games, role playing, and real-life scenarios, to teach the attendees how to take their personal safety and the safety of others more seriously. The core of this class is to teach street-smarts safety techniques to avoid being victimized. Choose from any of the available knowledge-based topics in this course:

1. FAVE (Fight Against Violent Encounters)
How to handle, avoid, or protect against:
- predators - dating violence - internet sharks
- bullying - gangs - internet piranhas
- hate crimes - peer pressure - being in public

2. Targeting teen/tween victimizers
     • What predators look for, associations, their ploys

3. Voice Weaponry
     • The power of using your voice as a weapon

4. Developing street-smarts awareness:
     • how teens contribute to being victimized
     • how to avoid becoming a target … a victim
     • outsmarting offenders/victimizers using street-smarts tips-survival knowledge
     • learning to set up / establish safety boundaries
     • role playing: to prevent physical violence / assaults

In addition to the above topics, additional empowerment and proven safety preservation topics are:

• The power of “Self-Worth”
• 5-Steps-to-Kidz-Safety process to discourage abduction attempts
     - the necessity of telling / talking-with someone
     - the positive outcome of “sharing” personal violence information

In a safe classroom setting, students are taught how to avoid potentially dangerous situations, and practice safety-sense regarding factors that contribute to violence against them.