Students at Northside Elementary School in the Levittown School District learned the basics of how to remain safe with a presentation by Parents for Megan’s Law and Crime Victims Center Prevention Educator Georgie Kraft.
Ms. Kraft taught the fourth and fifth grade students about the “stop check rule” – to stop and check with parents before taking food or leaving with someone. She encouraged the students to trust their instincts, especially “yucky feelings,” and to write down the names of three trusted adults in their lives with whom they can speak and seek needed help.
The students also learned about Internet safety and the dangers of posting photos without parent approval, chat rooms, and giving personal information online.
In addition, Ms. Kraft spoke on the more sensitive subject of sexual abuse. The students saw a film about a child who was being abused and how to deal with it.
“You get to decide who, when, and how someone touches your body,” Ms. Kraft told the students. “You must listen to your instincts, and it is your right to take action.”