Why and How To Talk With Your Children About Guns (Even If You Don’t Own Guns)
Dozens of children are killed and dozens or hundreds more are injured in firearms-related accidents in the United States each year. With between a third and a half of American households containing a gun, guns present as much a risk to children's safety as prescription drugs, swimming pools, electrical outlets, and crossing the street. Most firearms-related accidents involving children can be avoided. In the same way that parents teach their children about those other risks, so we should educate their children about the risks guns pose and how to avoid them. This applies equally to parents who own guns and parents who do not.
This brief multimedia presentation provides parents with specific talking points and pointers to educational resources they can use to discuss this challenging and difficult topic for three different age groups - preschool to third grade, fourth to sixth grades, and seventh grade and up.
Please note this presentation date is for Chesnut Charter Elementary School parents. If you would like to bring this free child safety presentation to your school, house of worship, or community association, please contact the author of this post.
|Where||Chesnut Charter Elementary School 4576 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338|
|Time||6:00 pm–6:45 pm|
|Who to bring||Moms, Dads|