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Nov 27 2015

FF: I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared

Category: Fixed-it Friday,School SecurityLori @ 12:14 am Comments (3)

What do you think about the idea of using a children’s book, like this one from the ALICE Training Institute, to teach kids about preparing for a school shooting?

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3 Responses to “FF: I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared”

  1. Charles says:

    1. would have to read what directions it gives,

    2. sounds like some schools are teaching the book to entire classes. I see this to be good,

    3. I wonder if they are teaching it to all grade levels, so the entire school is doing the same thing

  2. JBange says:

    I’d say this book is probably entirely unnecessary. The ALICE protocol (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) seems fairly reasonable, but it’s something the ADULTS do, not the children. Finding more statistically unlikely things for children to be afraid of isn’t healthy.

  3. Chuck Park says:

    I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I think the kids do need to know what to do in all sorts of situations; but on the other hand, I’m not sure we should be putting so much to worry about on the kids’ shoulders. It seems to me that this book is primarily aimed at grades K, 1, $ 2, which is pretty young to be worried about such things.
    I remember in the late 50’s and early 60’s we had drills in school where we had to shelter under our desks or huddled along corridor walls in preparation for a nuclear attack. Some kids took it all in stride, but I remember quite a few that got pretty freaked-out over the whole thing.
    I’d much rather see more intense training for teachers and other school employees

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