April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. With stay-at-home orders, school closures, and social distancing in full swing, this April will undoubtedly be unlike any other families have experienced. While worries of a pandemic flood both news channels and parents’ minds, fears of personal safety may wane knowing children are at home and accounted for. But, safety experts and the FBI have cautioned parents to be aware of the sometimes hidden dangers for children within our own homes and around those we trust the most. When it comes to child safety, just as with the COVID-19 pandemic, do not panic – but become aware, and get prepared with safety strategies to keep kids safe both in the real world and online.
That’s why Lauren’s Kids is excited to launch a series of LIVE interactive and informative safety programs every Monday at 12 noon EST in the month of April – just visit the Lauren’s Kids Facebook page to tune in and participate!
This week on Monday, April 6, we had Senator Lauren Book – Lauren’s Kids Founder and CEO – visit with friends near and far for a live Lauren’s Kingdom book reading and Trusted Triangle activity.
We were having so much fun that Lauren also presented a bonus activity – check out the video below to learn how to make a safety barometer at home with your kids, which can also be used as a feelings barometer, a daily scheduling wheel, and more!
Be sure to join us every Monday at noon, and check out what’s coming up over the next few weeks here.