It is a very, different world today than when most of us were growing up and going to school. It appears that young people nowadays are totally different beings, able to deal with high-end technology and gadgets almost from birth, but at the same time, they – and the adults that look after them – are facing threats and concerns most of us could not have even considered in our formative years.
The recent increase in terror attacks in Western Europe has not only seen children as victims but as the actual targets.
Whilst these attacks are Generally the acts of radicalized individuals or groups, most educational establishments are starting to realise they not only have a duty of care to the children in their charge but also a duty to prepare them and their parents for a ‘worst’ case scenario.
Although this can be a highly emotive subject, PrepYou.EU has been asked by a number of kindergartens and secondary schools in Bulgaria to prepare a bespoke and relevant training package to teach not only the children what to do in such a scenario, but also their teachers, carers and parents.
The Aim/s of our Teacher/Parent/Child Anti-Terror Training Packages:
- Demonstrate the “duty of care” carried by the school regarding preparations for a Worst Case Scenario
- Allow school teachers to pass on their training direct to parents – under the supervision of PrepYou.EU
- Prepare all “child facing” school staff for tackling an “Active Attack” (Active Shooter, Active Knifeman, etc) situation in the school and/or a public place (school trip scenario)
- Understanding the importance and limitations of the TIFAK and how to use it.
- Learn how to improvise many important items in TIFAK if needed
- Provide life-saving mass trauma/mass casualty medical training with emphasis on paediatric mass trauma using TIFAK
- Mindset Preparation – “Fight or Flight” – Preparing staff to fight back an attack
Obviously, introducing very young (or even teenage) children to such topics is not to be undertaken likely as it by its very nature not pleasant or easy. We have therefore taken advice from child psychologists, teachers and parents as to the best way to present the topics needing to be taught. To that end the vast majority of any “exposure to training” involving children is usually via “gamification”. Teachers and/or parents are present at all times when children are involved in training.