Chris Roberts

Home Invasions Don’t be Another Statistic

canstockphoto46756957In this SAFE International blog I have invited guest author Hannah Moses to write about "Home Invasions Don't be Another Statistic".  This is a topic that we at SAFE International teach when we conduct our Family Self Defense courses.   Please check out the following article from Hannah and their infographic at the end along with a few additional thoughts I have.  Home Invastions Don't be Another Statistic While home invasions cannot be fully prevented, there are a few tips and tricks that you can deter it from happening. The preventative actions below will assist in slowing down burglars from entering or make their decision to do so, hardened. First, there is a difference between home invasion and burglary. If you are i...
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Chris Roberts

Your Actions Can Stop Bullying

I want to share a video from SAFE International Sydney director Jeff Phillips.  In this video he addresses the topic of bullying from his experience as a self defense instructor, school teacher, and as one who experienced bullying in his younger years.  Please watch the video and I will offer some additional thoughts after.   In a short time Jeff offers some excellent tips in addressing bullying.  Far too often all the focus is put on the bully and how to deal with them, when in fact the victim of the bullying has many strategies that they might implement to stop it.  Here is how I internalized what Jeff was saying with a few of my own thoughts as well.   1)  Accountability - the one constant in...
Chris Roberts

Sexual Abuse Affects Countless Lives

ING 39524 03192I just recently watched an thought-provoking docuseries on Netflix called "The Keepers." It is about the 1969 unsolved murder of a Baltimore, Maryland nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik, and the connection to a conspiracy to hide the murder, even to this day, despite overwhelming evidence of a cover-up. While I highly recommend you take time to watch the docuseries, this blog will not focus so much on the particulars, but instead on how and why so many people think that when it comes to victimization, the only victim is the person who the "act" of sexual or physical abuse was perpetrated on. There is a domino effect, it impacts those we love, our family & friends, even strangers. Picture a spider web, reaching out to people around the g...
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