Planning for Safety
This award-winning program is designed to teach and empower children to plan for personal safety. At the request of school counselors in ten San Antonio school districts, Assistance League volunteers present this 45-minute program to students in kindergarten through 5th grade at no charge. The presentation includes a DVD, colorful presentation cards and role playing to make the program fun and easy to relate to. The “I’m In Charge” booklet is sent home with each child to share with his/her family and to encourage further communication between parents and the children.
In 2016-2107, a Spanish language version of the booklet was produced to further facilitate parental interaction.
A condensed version of the program is also presented to the children who attend Operation School Bell®. They, too, are given a booklet to take home.
Topics covered include:
- what to do when home alone
- being approached by a stranger
- recognize unsafe situations in malls, movie theaters, and parks
- protecting themselves on the internet
- gun safety
- bullying and cyber-bullying
During 2016-2017, this program was presented to 10,177 school children by 26 experienced member volunteers.