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Zac Dalley from Art City Elementary school, Springville, on Monday January 31, 2011, is confronted with a ‘Bad Person’ “Stay Back you’re not my dad” Zac said, just as Mr. Dean Larsen, Utah County Deputy, wrapped him up to see if he could get away. Using the techniques and the knowledge he has learned from their radKIDS class Zac was able to get away. Thank you Mr. Larsen; the Utah County Sherriff’s Department for your help and support with simulation; thank you PTA and Mrs. Nielsen, principal, for having this program in the school.
“radKIDS is a self empowerment safety class that teaches the students how to stay safe. “radKIDS instructors don’t just tell the students how to stay safe or show videos, they actually provide a hands-on, activity-based physical skill development program empowering children with options, not fear. radKIDS® provides children with the instinctual options they need to recognize, avoid and if necessary respond to potential danger in their world today.” Go to www.radKIDS.org web site for more information.
Mrs. Murray, radKIDS instructor at Art City said, “I really love seeing the change in the mind set of the students as they realize that they can protect themselves, my other reward is when a parent emails me or tells me something their ‘radKID’ is doing. Last spring I had a mom email me and shared an experience she said: ‘I was remodeling in my home and needed a spray bottle, the only one I could find was a windex bottle, it still had windex in it, I started pouring it into a glass, my ‘radKIDS’ told me not to do it, I said oh it will be fine. About two hours later my 15 year old son saw the “blue juice” sitting on the counter, without smelling it he took a big mouth full. I should have listened to my children’.”