ABOUT THIS CLASS
Keep the magic of childhood safe in this low-key, friendly and age-appropriate class for girls and boys. Learn about risks facing your kids, how to frame the discussion with children, and recognizing when someone may be targeting members of your family.
We now offer classes for children ages 5-8 (or grades K-3) and for ages 9 and 10 (grades 4 and 5).
Children will practice the ‘five fingers’ approach: think, yell, get free, run, and tell. In the first part of class your child will practice some basic safety rules and skills in a safe and non-scary way. We focus on strengthening your kids’ ability to determine whether they feel safe and respected, what to do about it in the moment, and how to seek help afterwards.
In the second part of the class for older children, they will learn about boundaries, practice recognizing when boundaries are being violated, and using their voice and body language to address those boundary violations. The final 10-15 minutes is oriented towards parent education.
The second part of class for younger kids is geared towards parent education: we will look at tactics that child molesters use to gain access to children through parents, and community resources available for your safety needs.
Parents learn tools to continue the conversation, as well as to sort through all the information and misinformation on keeping their children safe.
A parent must attend with their child(ren). Multiple parents are welcome.
Upcoming class schedule:
North Kirkland Community Center, July 10. Noon to 1:15 pm. Cost: $35. This IN-PERSON class is for children ages 5 – 8, or grades K – 3. Registration opens May 4. Contact NKCC at 425-587-3336, or register online (#11518). Outdoor location is North Rose Hill Woodlands Park Picnic Shelter, 9930 – 124th Ave NE, Kirkland. Street parking only. Masks are required.
North Kirkland Community Center, July 10. 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Cost: $45. This IN-PERSON class is for children ages 9 – 11, or grades 4 – 5. Registration opens May 4. Contact NKCC at 425-587-3336, or register online (#11519). Outdoor location is North Rose Hill Woodlands Park Picnic Shelter, 9930 – 124th Ave NE, Kirkland. Street parking only. Masks are required.
Safety Skills for Children classes can be privately arranged — contact us to schedule yours.
Do you have a Girl Scout troop?
We can come to you and offer classes for your troop! Please take a look at our Girl Scouts page for more information.
Is your daughter a bit older?
Too old for a Children’s class yet not ready for the Teen Girls Only class, the For Tween Girls Only may be just right for her emerging independence and awareness.
The Girl Scouts published the results of their survey on what safety concerns girls have as they grow from children to tweens to teens. You can download and read the PDF of Feeling Safe: What Girls Say to assess which type of class would best fit your daughter’s needs.