Workshop to fight stranger danger
STRANGER danger is a huge concern in the region at the moment and now one local business wants to do its part to keep our kids safe.
Last week two children in Coramba were approached by a man asking them to hop into his car which has prompted Diamond Martial Arts to spring into action.
The centre will be running a free ‘stranger danger’ workshop on Monday, July 5 .
“We actually have a couple of students who live in the street where all this happened so we decided we needed to do something,” Master Instructor Phillip Monaghan said.
“This is an ever-present danger and since we’ve sent an email around to our students, we’ve had great feedback from parents saying what a great idea it is.
“We actually had one lady phone us who was taken as a child; she will be at the workshop to give her story, too.”
Mr Monaghan said arming children with the knowledge they need to avoid dangerous situations is the biggest gift they could give.
“We’ll be providing them with the basics of stranger danger – not to take lollies from strangers, never to get in a car with someone they don’t know, things like that.
“But we will also give them a couple of physical moves they can use if they are grabbed by somebody.”
The class will run on Monday, July 5, at 2pm, and is open to any child aged 5 and over.
For more information or to book phone on 6651 4646.