TEENAGER'S PERSONAL SAFETY
Secure Living Online offers seminars for teenagers which teach non-aggressive escape techniques. These seminars are most often taught in middle school and high school physical education classes and for community organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, YMCA programs, and summer camps, but are available for a wide range of organizations including and others. What are non-aggressive escape techniques? Physical responses to grabs that are use to get free in order to leave and seek help. They are not techniques that can be used to bully or instigate a fight. They do not teach teenagers to stand and fight an assailant. Instead, they use the physics of the body and easy to learn motions to break free from a grab or avoid and assault in order to escape, plain and simple. The program includes an emphasis on personal responsibility to make good choices and develop good habits that will help them avoid potentially dangerous situations. As teenagers get older, their independence increases, exposing them to higher levels of risk to assault. A discussion of these situations is integral to arming their minds with the knowledge necessary to avoid conflicts. The physical responses allow them to protec themselves in the event that they have done everything possible to avoid an assault, but are still faced with this dangerous situation.