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Kids learning to protect themselves from strangers

If a stranger tried to grab your child, would he or she know how to fight back? There is a new self defense program designed especially for kids to teach them how to protect themselves from strangers.

The international program radKIDS educates kids and parents on how to use their knowledge, skills and power to protect themselves from violence and harm. The week long, 2 hour a day class, is offered to children ages 5 to 12.

Instructor Don Hallowell says, "We demonstrate what we want them to do. We explain what we want them to do. We really put it in a context that children can understand and then they practice it with hands on drills."

The drills include knowing potential targets, like knowing someone's eyes, nose and mouth.

The class gives parents some peace of mind knowing their kids will know what to do if faced with danger, or any other scenario.

Mother Laura Whitkofski says, "When push comes to shove, she knows that it's OK to speak up for herself, to fight back, to make sure that she's not an easy target for someone."

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