Handle with Care©: A Conscious Commitment to Gun Violence Education
OVERALL GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM
To create a safe and engaging environment where all students receive common-sense and age-appropriate gun safety education. Using multiple forms of media, students will also engage in discussions about asking for help, how to report suspected violence, and the emotional toll gun violence can have on a community.
K-1-2 Curriculum offers:
- Reviews well-known body safety education including bus evacuations, intruder drills, and inclement weather procedures.
- Defining awareness
- Look-Listen-Act Plan
- Vignette of two children who find a gun while playing
- Discussion of what the two children should do
- Review the “Stoplight Steps” if a child ever finds a gun
LOOK-LISTEN-ACT PLAN COVERS:
- This is the action steps to take if a code red or intruder drill is announced at school.
- Look: Awareness of who is in charge. Most often it is a teacher, special instructor, or lunch monitor.
- Listen: Listen to the directions from this person.
- Act: Follow the instructions and stay quiet to hear of possible changes
Middle School and High School offers:
- Current events surrounding would-be violence if no one had reported “red light behavior”
- Interactive “Raise Your Hand” activity showing importance of general body safety
- Review the Look, Listen, Act steps in case of a code red or intruder
- How to implement the Stop Light Principle in everyday life
- Dedicating ourselves to a Conscious Commitment to end Gun Violence
THE STOP LIGHT PRINCIPLE INCLUDES:
- Red: Witnessing unsafe behavior in person or online
- Yellow: Slowing yourself down while staying calm and staying off of social media
- Green: Identifying who to report unsafe behaviors to and taking action to prevent gun violence
THE CONSCIOUS COMMITMENT TO END GUN VIOLENCE ENCOURAGES:
Maintaining awareness of current events and your immediate surroundings
Applying the Stop Light Principle in life
Understanding and demanding the right of safety applies to ALL people