Personal Safety & Self-Defense for Children
Workshops for Children in K-5th Grade
Personal Safety and Self-Defense for Ages: 5-11 (K-5th grade) | Length of Workshops: 45 minutes - 2 hours
Workshops for K-5th graders are currently available to private groups only. Revved Up Kids personal safety and self-defense training for children is designed to teach a frightening subject in an empowering way. We use age appropriate language that helps participants understand the seriousness of the subject matter and leaves them feeling strong, not scared. It is our firm belief that the easiest target for a predator is a child who doesn't know predators exist, and our training helps parents open this difficult dialogue with their children.
Revved Up Kids are SMART, STRONG and SAFE! Our training for young children in Kindergarten through fifth grade teaches children in an age appropriate way about unsafe people who may want to hurt or take them, and equips them to defend themselves and tell a trusted adult if they ever meet an unsafe person. We offer interactive workshop training from 45 minutes to 2 hours in length that includes the following components:
- Be SMART Awareness training - understanding who predators are (dispel stranger-danger myth), recognizing an unsafe person (lies/lures/tricks), avoiding dangerous situations
- Be STRONG Defense training - setting strong personal boundaries, using voice and body with power to deter a threat, responding to a physical attack with simple self-defense tactics (full-force practice included in workshop)
- Be SAFE Reinforcement - Stresses the importance of disclosure to a trusted adult, provides follow up resources for parents to develop a comfortable and routine family safety dialogue.
Tuition for these workshops varies widely based upon program format and group size. Grant funding is available for groups serving economically disadvantaged populations.
Protected While Connected Virtual Training
Protected While Connected for Ages: 10-13 (5th-8th grade) | Length of Workshops: Three 30-minute sessions
Your child has their first personal device and that means unfettered access to the sometimes dangerous online world. Protected while Connected is an interactive session that offers newer users of personal technology practical tips, real world examples and resources to guard their privacy, manage their reputation and stay safe from online predators. Each 30-minute session addresses a single topic (Guarding Your Online Privacy | Managing Your Online Reputation | Staying Safer from Online Predators and Pornography) Virtual training programs available to the public now.
Training For Schools
In May 2018, Georgia's version of Erin's Law (SB401) was passed, requiring all public schools to provide sexual abuse prevention training annually to students in K-9th grade. Our evidence-based workshop for children in K-5th grade offers a hands-on learning experience that is tailored to fit within a standard school schedule. Contact us today to discuss training for your child's school.