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Teaching Kids How to Handle a Police Encounter

April 10, 2018

Teaching Kids How to Handle a Police Encounter | motherscircle.net
I am a strong proponent of having more school resource officers in schools. Such practice tends to make schools safer, while offering a positive role model for students to observe on a daily basis. However, one of the questions I’m asked most often when I speak to parent groups has to do with what they should teach their kids to do if a police officer ever speaks with them at school, pulls them over in a car, or questions them on the street.

I get it. It’s nerve-wracking to get pulled over by the cops, and for minorities in some jurisdictions it’s downright terrifying.

There’s not much I can do to help calm your nerves after you or your child encounters a police officer, but I can probably help you survive the encounter and conclude with a positive outcome.

First and foremost,

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