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“Your materials have been a life saver for us. Our students are strong visual learners, so the video components of LifeSmart work out great.” – Bill Evans, Cardinal Cushing School, Hannover, MA

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Now your students don’t have to learn safety the hard way. Using SafetySmart, students will learn social skills & ways of avoiding the hazards of daily life including safety for at home, work, and on the street.

The main theme of the SafetySmart Module is to present simple behaviors and practices that will keep people safe and unharmed in the home, on the job and on the street. Students are challenged to rethink common tendencies of everyday activities to become safer and smarter in their lives. In the home there are many dangers and hazards that are present. There are also ways to minimize these dangers and make the home a safe and comfortable place, which is the main reason people live in homes. By using the SafetySmart tips and common sense, students can remain safe and unharmed in their homes. On the street is where most people believe there is the most danger. Part of the reason is that we have little or no control over our surroundings and the people who we come into contact with while on the street. All of the SafetySmart skills presented for keeping your students safe on the street are centered on remaining alert and cautious about situations and people. SafetySmart also teaches students how to be safe when using public transportation and about the community services available in an emergency, as well as how and when to utilize these services.

Part 1: How to be Safe at Home

This segment teaches students how to avoid injuries at home including: safety in the kitchen and bathroom, using appliances and safeguarding against fires

Part 2: How to be Safe as a Pedestrian

This segment teaches basic pedestrian safety, including: defensive walking, how to pick a safe route and responding to being followed.

Part 3: How to be Safe Using Transportation

This segment teaches transportation safety including: using a bus schedule, self-protection and safety on the bus and saying “no” to drunk drivers.

Part 4: How to Use Fire Department Resources

This segment teaches students basic home fire safety, when to call 911, information about fire department services and fire extinguisher/smoke detector use.

Part 5: How to Contact and Interact with Police

This segment teaches students how to interact with the police, how the police can help in non-emergencies, cooperating with law enforcement and contacting 911 successfully.

Parts 6-7: How to Access Free Health Care and Get Help From the Pharmacy

This segment teaches students how to recognize when medical care is needed and how to receive health care even without money for services, plus how to use the pharmacist and over -the-counter vs. prescription drugs.


SafetySmart is composed of (2) Modules:

 

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