New Parternship Teaches Kids About Personal Safety


Recognize, resist, report. A partnership between The Bridge Child Advocacy Center and Amarillo Public Libraries wants to teach local kids about personal safety.

"Our goal is just to, to kind of plant a seed, kids don't know that something's not right or that something's inappropriate unitl they're told," Stacey Connor, a Prevention Specialist with The Bridge said. 

The 30 minute program is offered in sessions for kindergarden through second grade, and a session for third through fifth graders.

Connor says they teach kids about appropriate touch, being observant of their surroundings, and how to talk to adults.

It's the first summer for Amarillo Public Libraries to offer the course, and they're excited about what it provides to the community.

"At the Amarillo Public Library, we're in the business of connecting people with information, and we feel like this is really important information, so we're grateful to have the opportunity to partner with The Bridge to provide parents and families with the opportunity to learn more about how to keep their kids safe," Clopton-Yates said.

According to Connor, it really is a family class.

"The kids just think they're having fun.  With paretns, it's teaching them how to be aware of certain situations also," Connor said. 

And awareness is exactly what they want kids and parents to take away. The class is free and you don't need to sign up ahead of time. If you want to get more information about the days and times this class is offered, click here.

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