Keeping Kids Safe

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

Losing a child to abduction is something every parent hopes won't happen to them. Saturday, kids in Wisconsin Rapids are learning how to avoid that tragedy.

Several dozen kids turned up at the Wisconsin Rapids Mall for an hour-long, interactive class to learn the basics in defending themselves from attackers.

The course boosts the kids' confidence to help them deal with everything from confronting strangers to handling playground bullies.

"And when they're confident, that right away will deter an attacker, because they look for weak, passive, lacking-confidence victims," said John Chrystal, a Tae Kwon Do instructor.

The course was part of a larger kid’s day that included events all over the Rapids Mall.


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