Parks & Recreation Offers radKIDS Program to Teach Safety Habits

radKIDSProgramThis course uses instructional dialogue and activities to help build self-esteem in children so they truly gain the knowledge and confidence to make positive choices for their own safety.

Children between the ages of five and 12 are eligible to participate. Admission is open to both residents and non-residents at these fee levels: $25 Residents / $30 Non-Residents. The program will be held for five weeks from Oct. 19 to Nov. 16 at the Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road in White Birch Park. Each session is two hours, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

The radKIDS program is based on three simple rules:

  1. No one has the right to hurt me because I am special.
  2. I don’t have the right to hurt anyone else, including myself, unless they try to hurt me and then I can stop them.
  3. If any one tries to hurt me, trick me, or make me feel bad inside, it’s not my fault — so I can tell!

Through drills and activities carried out by well-trained and veted instructors from INOBTR (I Know Better), children are taught bullying prevention, internet safety, home/school/vehicle safety, good/bad touch training, predator tricks-resistance strategies, and appropriate responses to threatening situations.

For more information, contact the executive director of INOBTR (I Know Better) at 314.721.9004, ext. 208, or the Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Office at 314.731.0980.

 

 

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