Now Available — Presentation Packages for Child Safety Presentations (UPDATED)

Talking With Kids

No Victims is pleased to announce the availability of presentation packages for two of its child safety presentations:

  • How and Why To Talk With Your Kids About Gun Safety (Even If You Don’t Own Guns) – Dozens of children are killed and more are injured in firearms-related accidents in the United States each year. With between a third and a half of American households containing a gun, guns present as much a risk to children’s safety as prescription drugs, swimming pools, electrical outlets, and crossing the street. Most firearms-related accidents involving children can be avoided. In the same way that parents teach their children about those other risks, so we should educate their children about the risks guns pose and how to avoid them. This applies equally to parents who own guns and parents who do not. This brief (30-minute) multimedia presentation provides parents with specific talking points and pointers to educational resources they can use to discuss this challenging and difficult topic for three different age groups – preschool to third grade, fourth to sixth grades, and seventh grade and up.
  • Five Things Every Teenager Should Know About Gun Safety – Developed originally at the request of a youth group advisor, “Five Things Every Teen Should Know About Gun Safety” speaks directly to teenagers about how to stay safe in situations where a gun is present. This 30-minute presentation is for all teenagers – no matter how they or their parents feel personally about guns. This brief presentation addresses five key topics: #1 – Guns are never a way to express emotion, #2 – It is OK to tell if someone has a gun who shouldn’t or somewhere they shouldn’t, #3 – Having a plan for what to do if someone starts shooting is key to survival, #4 – Knowing the three “always” rules of safe gun handling can help keep you safe, #5 – Trying to help someone put down a gun and not knowing how can do more harm than good.

Click on each of the links above to download the presentation package for each presentation.  Each presentation package includes the PowerPoint for each presentation, detailed speaker notes, and any associated media files. Each link will download the corresponding presenter packet as a ,ZIP file.

UPDATE: Due to certain individuals misappropriating these materials and attempting to use them in the interest of gun politics rather than children’s safety, these files are no longer available for download. If you would like to bring this important safety information to your own community, please use the Contact form above to request one or both presenter packets. Please be sure to provide a valid email address to which the links to the packets can be sent.

As with all No Victims content, these may be used and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0United States License. No Victims readers are encouraged to use and share these presentations in their communities.

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