For kids the year-end school holiday is a welcome break, but for some parents – who have to work throughout – it is a stressful period of constantly wondering if your children are safe.
The Bracken Family fun Day, which is taking place on 7 December from 09:00 to 14:00, is a perfect outing for the whole family. The day will be filled with fun activities including a fun and informative 40 minute safety show by Mr. ADT at 09:30.
Fidelity ADT invites all parents to bring their kids along and come and see the show. It’s school holidays and an ideal time to empower children with personal safety knowledge in a non-threatening environment. Mr. ADT will keep the children entertained with magic tricks whilst delivering important crime awareness messages and safety tips.
The show, a complementary service offered by Fidelity ADT Security to pre-primary and primary schools, is part of a program aimed at creating crime awareness amongst children of Gauteng. ”We believe it is important to be proactive and educate our children on the dangers of crime. Mr ADT is able to educate children on a serious topic but in a fun and entertaining way,“ says Linda Goodenough, Community Development Manager for Fidelity ADT.
Fidelity ADT offered the following tips:
- Make sure children know their full names, address and phone number
- Children practice operating door and window locks at home, and insist they always check who is at the gate or door before opening it.
- Never to reveal on the phone or at the door that there are no adults at home, but rather say are their parents too busy to come to the phone or door.
- Stranger Danger – never to get in a car with someone they don’t know or leave the school grounds unaccompanied.
“Unfortunately, in South Africa there is no escape from conversations about crime,” says Goodenough. “Children are never too young to be educated and made aware of the dangers that exist in our society. They need to be empowered to be able to protect themselves in a dangerous situation,” she adds.
“Darin has a fun, friendly way of addressing these pertinent issues. He has found the perfect balance, as the show keeps the children informed and entertained while reinforcing valuable safety tips.”
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