Child Abductions By Strangers Are Rare!

Child Abductions By Strangers Are Rare!

So, if they are rare, why would I post about them? Because whether a child abduction, assault or escalating conflict, this video is an excellent example of how quickly an attack can happen. Regardless of the attack, they will often occur when we are distracted, either...

The Cell Phone – Friend or Foe to Your Teen’s Safety

The Cell Phone – Friend or Foe to Your Teen’s Safety

Like most parents, you are probably thinking the cell phone she has had for years is an excellent safety device that will help keep her SAFE now that she is on her own without you to look after her? I get it - you want to provide her with any tools that help ensure...

Communication Should Be Respectful

Communication Should Be Respectful

n any conflict, intimidation is an often-used strategy. For example, the conflict between strangers, whether personal or work-related, intimidation through body language and words may be an immediate reaction one uses, and, if successful, it might be their go-to method in most conflicts. The validity of using this method of conflict resolution is up for discussion.

Sticks & Stones May Hurt My Bones!

Sticks & Stones May Hurt My Bones!

I grew up in the era where I commonly heard, "Sticks & Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!" It makes sense on the surface and offers some excellent advice if the one saying it has the confidence to brush off words of insult or attempts to hurt...

What did one student attending The University of British Columbia say when he faced mounting accusations of harassment and sexual assault by at least six students? With the first woman who accused him, he said, "When somebody asks you to their room after a party, they...

Action Is Faster Than Your Reaction

Years ago, I was working with a private client who was quite confident that if they opened the door to a "bad guy," she could shut it quicker than the criminal could force their way in! Despite my attempts to convince her, I changed my direction. I said, "let's try it...

How Safe Is Your Teen At College?

How Safe Is Your Teen At College?

What did one student attending The University of British Columbia say when he faced mounting accusations of harassment and sexual assault by at least six students? With the first woman who accused him, he said, "When somebody asks you to their room after a party, they...

Prevent Danger Before It Happens

Prevent Danger Before It Happens

  You might look at this list and think it is far too simplistic, yet the most straightforward ideas offer the most life-saving advice with violence. So let's add a quick thought to each of these. Avoid Dangerous People & Places - you likely read this and think,...

Have We Prepared Our Children to Stay SAFE!

Have We Prepared Our Children to Stay SAFE!

As a man who is already proficient at teaching self-defence, he still has some lingering questions about his kids being prepared for life after high school. Has he trained them enough in safety skills? Have they listened to him over the years? Is there more he could...

Man Attempts Abduction

Man Attempts Abduction

The following story is from the mother & retired teacher who used to offer our SAFE International high school violence prevention and self-defence program to her students. When she and her daughter heard of our upcoming release of "The Parental SAFEGUARD Plan...To...