Free Presentation: Why and How To Talk With Your Children About Gun Safety (Even If You Don’t Own Guns)

Talking With Kids

Why and How To Talk With Your Children About Gun Safety

(Even If You Don’t Own Guns)

From a child-safety perspective, guns are as much a reality as swimming pools, electrical outlets, matches or poisonous household cleaners. In the same way that parents teach their children about those other risks, so they should educate their children about the risks guns pose and how to avoid them. This applies equally to parents who own guns and to parents who don’t own guns.

Led by a parent and volunteer certified firearms safety instructor, this free 30-minute multimedia presentation about the steps every parent can take to reduce the risk of their children being injured or killed in a gun-related accident.

After attending this presentation, parents will be able to:

  • Explain how and why children are injured or killed in gun-related accidents
  • Identify circumstances under which their children could be exposed to guns without appropriate adult supervision
  • Talk about guns and gun safety with children in three age groups – young children, pre-teens and teenagers
  • Identify and obtain age-appropriate materials to help them talk with their children about guns and gun safety
  • Minimize child-safety risks when living in or visiting homes with guns

Please consider hosting a free session of this presentation at your child’s school, Parent Teacher Association meeting, house of worship, or community center. Alternatively, a presenter package containing the presentation itself, the embedded multimedial files, speaker notes, a parent resource page, and a promotional flyer template is available for those inidividuals who would like to bring this presentation to their communities themselves. For information regarding hosting the session or to request the presenter package, please use the Contact page on this website.

2 Responses

  1. […] 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. […]

  2. […] 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. […]

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