Welcome Safety 4 Life Parents!
By developing creative activities to promote our elements such as becoming a morning announcement reporter, a videographer, a writer for the school paper, or a social media writer, your student will develop skills to prepare them for a rewarding career later in life.
Our goal at Safety 4 Life is the same as yours, to get your child through the teen years without injury or incident. We understand that being a parent is nerve racking and at times it can be a challenge and that’s where we would like to assist.
We all know that risky behavior takes one down a slippery slope, some may get away with mistakes while others suffer at the first encounter. Review the Safety 4 Life Tips for students in each of our 4 elements of concentration, and praise your teen when they use the tips in real time scenarios.
Ice breakers and opening the lines of communication give you the opportunity to express your values and expectations. Emotion is the enemy during this time, you want to validate feelings but most importantly, LISTEN! Start the conversation by turning statements (especially those that begin with DON”T) into questions.
It is more difficult to limit device time or monitor your child’s web and social media relationships as they age, but it is vitally important to create a family agreement when these items are purchased.
For our Safety 4 Life Student Ambassador program we are seeking teens who share our exuberance for life while remaining safe. They will be the students who recruit a committee of service oriented, empathetic and inclusive teens. We will fortify them with a recipe of solutions to navigate through the issues that teens face today. This will be a start to some students’ community service career, and a way for others to expand their civic minded goals. Encourage your student to participate in this program or other Safety 4 Life community service options. By developing creative activities to promote our elements such as becoming a morning announcement reporter, a videographer, a social media writer, and more, your student will develop skills to prepare them for a hugely rewarding career later that has the potential to save lives.
We chose the 4 elements that we are concentrating on, road safety, internet safety, human trafficking and safe law enforcement interactions because truthful information and education can save lives.