One Way to Help Your Child With This Conversation . . .
In other words, if you wanted to talk to your children about how they could report something, the following steps could be discussed with them.
1. Stress the first thing a child can do is just talk to an adult about the situation. So it could look like this: "Mom, I need to talk to you about (the name of the individual)."
2. The second thing a child should do is to explain the situation to an adult. Explain how someone was threatened. Talk about what the child noticed that concerned him/her.
3. You as an adult can then relay the information to the proper people.
What is most important is that children feel comfortable sharing with adults information that concerns them. Please consider discussing with your child the concept of a "Difficult Conversation".
We stress that these conversations are just that - difficult. But, we have them because we care about people.
Please consider talking about this process with your children. For some children, bringing information to adults can be difficult. The more we engage our children in these conversations the better chance we have of making a difference.
As a district, and a community, we have made it important to discuss the "See Something - Say Something" message.