Child Advocates Elizabeth and Ed Smart will be in Atlanta October 14 to join forces with Keep Georgia Safe and share with parents, educators, community leaders and students the importance of safety empowerment for children.
The schedule for Friday, October 14 is as follows:
8:30 a.m.## #
Smart on Safety Child Safety Conference, sponsored by Do My Own Pest#Control (title sponsor) www.domyownpestcontrol.com, Greater Atlanta Christian School www.greateratlantachristian.org, Gary Martin Hays and Associates www.garymartinhays.com and Gary”s Bistro www.garysbistro.com at Greater Atlanta Christian School
at Greater Atlanta Christian School
12:30 p.m. #
VIP Luncheon, sponsored by Pace Academy www.paceacademy.org
at Pace Academy
All school assembly
at Pace Academy
Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped at age 14 and miraculously rescued nine months later, is President of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation www.elizabethsmartfoundation.org
and ABC News Special Correspondent, and her father Ed is President of the Surviving Parents Coalition and National Spokesperson for radKIDS. www.radkids.org
Nationally, Ed Smart and locally, Gary Martin Hays and Mary Ellen Fulkus of Keep Georgia Safe, www.keepgeorgiasafe.org work to empower children through radKIDS, the revolutionary program created to teach children how to avoid and resist abduction and harm. radKIDS has successfully trained thousands of children to avoid and escape bullying, as well as assault and abduction.
More About radKIDS:
radKIDS is the nation”s leading personal safety empowerment program for children ages 5-12 that provides hands-on learning for children on how to recognize, avoid, resist and escape violence, bullying, abduction and harm.# Keep Georgia Safe, the Georgia non-profit organization dedicated to child safety and crime prevention, sponsors and facilitates radKIDS certified instructor training and program implementation into schools and community centers.
The radKIDS bullying prevention model curriculum combines self-esteem building with realistic physical skills to escape bullying violence, an epidemic that causes 160,000 children a day to stay home from school, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
The curriculum not only stops bullying behaviors, but also empowers children to stop violence physically when absolutely necessary — all with the intent to escape and then report, not hide, the encounter.# Current research indicates that the only effective way to stop a bully is to make them stop.
radKIDS is the only nationally certified curriculum that teaches and empowers children to not only reject bullying in their lives, but to stop physical violence when necessary. The radKIDS curriculum is the foundation to changing the ineffective “zero tolerance”# policies in our schools to much more effective and expected policies of “zero victimization”.# Our children deserve the right to be safe in their education, and radKIDS empowers both the children and the educational system to truly stop the violence and victimization that has reached pandemic proportion in our schools today. To date, 73 children have used their radKIDS skills to escape an attempted abduction, and thousands more have escaped the bullying, abuse and violence in their lives.