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Colleen breaks away and saves herself.

Two men following the school-bus saw one girl get off.  She had become a target.  Her mother was late coming to the end of their dirt road to pick her up. Unconcerned, Colleen began walking up the road. The men pulled beside her; the passenger jumped out and reached for her, he grabbed her backpack…she released it off her shoulders diving between the barbed wire fence into the dairy cow enclosure, running to the barn to safety.

She simply used her wits to say,”No!” an obviously bad situation, she went and told, Collen is a safety superhero. Her story has empowered thousands of children.  Any child can be a safety superhero.

Collen is now happily married, and an emergency room nurse……a hero for life.

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” A prepared child can t…

” A prepared child can turn fright time into flight time.”. Melinda Reynolds Tripp

Author of Abduction Prevention Education, for children ages 5-13


Bad Behavior in the News and Family Watchdog

What Can You do Today? go to familywatchdog.us/ You can ask for information on sex offenders, etc. who live/work in your area. 

 I get automatic updates and you can too.

There are good people everywhere and a few bad apples that muck it up for the rest of us!

If the shooting in Texas was not hair-raising  enough, let’s pay attention to the headline from Washington State,  and then applaud the students who called  911 to help them when a recent parolee broke into the roomate’s home.  He threatened, and began the systematic abuse by binding the first 4 girls laying on the floor. He laid down his knife when he ran out of electrical tape, and he began looking for something to bind the girls. 

Meanwhile in two separate areas of the home other roomates are calling 911.

Back at he scene of the unfolding crime, the two unbound girls have hidden and passed down the assailant’s knife beneath them as he went in search of more tape……

OUTSIDE- the 911 calls produce 4 police cars,

 the man is arrested without incedent……

The lesson-

The proactivity of the girls is impressive.  In the face of a very real and imminent threat, they took action ,and we should all give them an ovation!

Some parents, and hopefully teachers too, prepared these girls to act in the face of intimidation.  They turned their situation ” on it’s head.” SAYING NO! to bad behavior.

I always recomend children grow up playing in fun and safe ‘packs’

Here is a grown up example of young people working together to stop someone with very bad behavior.

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