Why and How to Talk With Your Children About Gun Safety (Even If You Don’t Own Guns) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  1. Why and How to Talk With Your Children About Gun Safety (Even If You Don’t Own Guns) [HOST], [LOCATION] [DATE]

  2. Agenda • Talking with Children About Guns • Additional Steps Parents Can (and Should!) Take • A Call to Action

  3. Pre-School To Third Grade • Key Issues: • Ignorance about guns • Innate curiosity • Inherent trust of others • Key Messages:If you see a gun -- • STOP! • Don’t Touch. • Run Away. • Tell a Grownup.

  4. Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program http://bit.ly/1QhIYGG

  5. Fourth To Sixth Grades • Key Issues • Initial exposure • Gun toys • Hollywood and cartoon influence • Increased time outside adult supervision • Key Messages • Eddie Eagle message • Toy guns vs real guns • Hollywood vs reality • It is OK to ask questions • You will not be punished for acting safely

  6. Staying Safe Around Guns: Middle-School Editionhttp://bit.ly/1506i4a Speak Up Campaign(866-SPEAK-UP) http://bit.ly/y3azUu

  7. Key Issues Conflicting influences Desire for independence Peer pressure Increased access to guns Key Messages Guns are never a way to express emotion It is OK to tell an adult about others having guns It is OK to ask someone to put a gun away or to leave If guns are to be handled, do so safely and responsibly Seventh Grade and Above

  8. Speak Up Campaign(866-SPEAK-UP) • Local Law Enforcement • Gun Clubs and Ranges • Firearms/Hunter Safety Instructors • Staying Safe Around Guns: High School Editionhttp://bit.ly/1506i4a

  9. Learn Basics of Safe Gun Handling • Safe direction • Off the trigger • Always loaded Store Firearms Safely And Responsibly “Project Childsafe” http://bit.ly/qUfGxk Ask Others About Gun Ownership “Asking Saves Kids” http://bit.ly/PdoqQl Beyond Education:Additional Steps For Parents

  10. A Call to Action • Take this information home and act on it • Let other parents know about KidsAndGunSafety.org • Encourage others to attend this lecture • Ask schools and PTAs, houses of worship, or homeowners associations in your community to host this presentation • Deliver this lecture in your own community – the materials are available free to anyone comfortable presenting them

  11. Thank You! .org www.kidsandgunsafety.org .org info@kidsandgunsafety.org .org fb.me/kidsandgunsafety .org twitter.com/KGSODotOrg