Especially when it involves our children. Even when we arm them with a list of tips, it can still leave us feeling unsure. But in order to actually boost our teen’s personal safety and ability to respond to school bullying, they need the core skills and confidence to respond to situations that they could one day come across. And that’s exactly where Safety with Sam™ comes in.
Personal safety and school bullying can be a tricky topic at the best of times
Made by Teens for Teens- Sam’s Story
Growing up with a dad who is personal safety and violence prevention expert impacted my overall outlook on safety. Dad wanted us to be aware of the possibilities but not to live our lives in fear. After his workshops, he would come home and tell me that parents are always asking him if he had a training program for kids’ safety.
Speaking from experience, sorry dad, but young people like myself, don’t always enjoy having parents lecture them about safety, let alone anything else. And then it hit me, I bet if a peer was passing on the advice, teens would be more open to the message. I also thought it would be amazing to have other young people involved in the project; a teens teaching teens experience if you will.
What We Cover | Personal Safety
- Safely navigating transit, hanging out at the park, walking through a parkade, and being home alone
- Learning to trust your intuition along with preventative actions that you can take
- Understanding how to assess situations and respond confidently and assertively to a variety of common situations, including being approached
- Being at the right level of awareness for wherever your daily life takes you and understand how that keeps you safe
- And much more!
What We Cover | School Bullying Prevention & Response
- Assertively responding to people talking behind our back
- How to safely intervene when another student is being bullies
- Common mistakes made in response to bullying
- How and when to follow up with someone who has made others uncomfortable
- When and how to involve teachers and school administrators
- FOR TEACHERS
- Building trust and supporting students who are experiencing bullying
- Safely intervening when unwanted behaviours are witnessed