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Madison police program helps kids discuss safety

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Kids learn how to protect themselves and discuss safety. (Source: WAFF) Kids learn how to protect themselves and discuss safety. (Source: WAFF)
MADISON, AL (WAFF) - There is no time like the present to discuss safety with your children. Madison police have an easy way to start the conversation.

For one week during the summer, Madison police lay out safety tips for kids aged 5-12 in the RADkids program. The event takes its name from the Rape Aggression Defense program for women.

The class for children shows them how to best protect themselves through discussions on their level and fun activities.

“We’re teaching them some basic defensive tactics and how to gain attention if somebody does try to abduct them,” said Madison Police Captain John Stringer. “Also, what they should do if they are victimized in any other way – how to talk to a teacher, a parent or police officer.”

Organizers believe the program opens up the lines of communication for kids and parents to start talking.

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