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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Chris Roberts
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
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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