S.A.F.E K.I.D.S. Kids In Danger Survive
My first two blogs delt with home safety, but in light of the young girl missing in Morgan Hill, I felt I needed to share some components of my S.A.F.E. K.I.D.S Program.
I dislike the term “Stranger Danger” because it often is NOT a stranger that is the danger.
Predators will, and do, use lure tactics ranging from “Have you seen my missing pet?…” to “You could be a model!, can we do a photo shoot?” Both those lines resulted in a documented kidnapping and murder, by the way.
As Pleasantonians, we cannot become complacent, we must be proactive in protecting our most precious commodity, our children.
S.A.F.E.K.I.D.S. Outside Wrist Escape
The key to any wrist escape is the angle of the escape.
Make an OK sign with your hand and put your finger in the middle, if you pull up you meet resistance, if you pull down you meet resistance and if you pull toward your hand you meet resistance, but, if you pull toward the finger and the thumb your finger slips right out! So, key #1 is escape between the finger and the thumb.
The next key is keeping your elbow close to your body, by holding the elbow close you will pull with body weight instead of just using arm strength to pull away, try it! You will see what I mean.
The last key is to not stop with just the escape, continue the motion to run away, every time you practice, muscle memory will teach you to run after escape, if you train it that way, your body will react that way even under adrenal stress, but MOST IMPORTANT is practice with your children!!!
I teach my program at several bay area middle and high schools and am both proud and saddened to say that this program has thwarted two kidnap attempts. The articles below are two of the graduates of this three week program that escaped a kidnap attempt.
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