Chris Roberts

The Grooming Tactics of a Child Abuser

canstockphoto21243240SAFE International is a mobile self defense company that teaches thousands of high school students every year how to recognize, avoid, or deal with violence.  Sadly, and far too often students will seek one of our instructors out after class and share stories of abuse they have experienced.  This is no small feat based on much of what I will discuss here.  And we know from statistics that the majority of the time the abuse is being perpetrated by someone they know whether that be a family member, acquaintance or an authority figure.   "Approximately three million cases of child abuse and neglect involving almost 5.5 million children are reported each year. The majority of cases reported to Child Protective Services ...
Chris Roberts

Where I Stand On Violence Against Women & Men

902e5c3e1a0b4feb44d708cc8e6151ffWonder where I stand on where I stand on violence against women and men?  Well how about we start with these statistics you read and hear about all the time.  BUT then please look at my response after in regards to these statistics. You know what...instead of listing a whole bunch of statistics that you will not read or likely just dismiss, let me list just these 2.  Are they accurate?  How do I know they are accurate?  Are they actually worse or not as bad (any are bad) as this?  Please do not just read the statistics and stop there because what is underneath the statistics...HUMAN LIVES!  Please read on... 1 in 4The number of women who will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their li...
Chris Roberts

TDSB End Police Presence In Schools

ING 33594 218883Last night Trustees in the Toronto District School Board voted to end the police presence that has been in their high schools for nearly the past 10 years.  While it may be sad that they had to even consider placing police officers in schools back in 2008, it does bring up a number of questions.  While I could make an argument either way on why you might or might not want a police presence in schools, I am interested in your opinions.  Here are questions I want you to consider while watching the video and then please send me your comments and thoughts?   -  in your opinion would having a police officer on the premises really reduce the chances of violence?  Has it worked in your city or country?  Anyo...
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Very well put Alex, thanks! My first surprise was how much influence the student's opinions have had on this decision. Yes, the ... Read More
Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:33

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