Chris Roberts

Sexual Assault Statistics In Canada

ING 39524 03192As SAFE Internationalâ„¢ Self Defense begins a new school year of teaching self defense to 1000s of teens, I thought it would be valuable to revisit the Sexual Assault Statistics in Canada.  These statistics come directly from the site SexualAssault.ca and mirror the statistics I have found in many studies.  While many will argue that statistics can never be 100% accurate, they can give us a general idea how serious and issue sexual assault always has, and always will be.   We at SAFE Internationalâ„¢ have been teaching self defense for 23 years and an observation I have noticed is that many self defense instructors avoid discussing with our youth the fact that the vast majority of the time, the perpetrator of sexual assault wil...
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Chris Roberts

How "Cappers" Attack Online

ISS 7402 05334I have never been very computer savvvy often struggling with technology, but over the years I have worked on educating myself more, particularly in the area of online safety and how it applies to the biggest target market that SAFE International teaches which is our youth.  We spend most of our time teaching how to deal with people who may be face to face to their attacker in regards to violence, but more and more it is becoming popular for "attackers" to use the internet as their way to attack, very often never even coming face to face with their victim.  One high profile case is the one of Amanda Todd who was stalked, bullied, and eventually committed suicide as her way out of this tragedy.  The documentary on Amanda Todd w...
Chris Roberts

Toronto High School Principal Endorses SAFE International

Recently we had a story arise where the skills that we taught at a school had to unfortunately be used.  I say unfortunately because I have always measured "success" in self defense by the less stories we hear, the more times violence was avoided.  But because nothing has "happened", it is hard to measure.  But occasionally we do hear from students where the material SAFE Internationalâ„¢ has taught them has helped ensure they got home safely to their family.  This has driven our passion to keep spreading our teachings over the past 23 years.  Richard Dimitri was recently teaching at a school in the Toronto District School Board where a young girl had just finished attending just 3 of the self defense classes.  S...

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