How Safe Are Your Teens?

Southside event talks safety with middle and high schoolers, includes information on driving safety, bullying, sports safety and how to thrive in high school

 On Saturday, November 7 the non-profit Safe America Foundation and Clayton County Public Schools will join forces to offer middle and high school youth throughout metro Atlanta a chance to learn and discuss the leading safety issue that will affect their future at the 2015 Brain Camp. The teen safety expo is taking place from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Delta Flight Museum, adjacent to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

 

More than 1,200 teens and parents are expected to attend this safety expo that will explore everything from the dangers of texting while driving, to tips for middle school teens on how to handle bullying.

 

Event features include:

  • A SafeTeen Georgia Driving Academy for High School age youth
  • Teens can learn the basics of safe driving through a multi-media presentation, interactive activities and demonstrations by the Safe America Foundation training staff, law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical personnel, juvenile traffic court judges, and vehicular safety experts.
  • The SafeTomorrows program for Middle School-age youth
  • Featuring personalities from V-103 and WAOK Radio, SafeTomorrows will address such topics as: how to set goals to achieve your dreams, finding a mentor, healthy relationships, and bullying
  • A Sports Safety presentation for middle and high school athletes and their parents, featuring information on concussions, how to avoid injuries, and proper sports nutrition.
  • A presentation for parents on pressing issues around teen social media and problematic mobile device “Apps” on the market   
  • Panel discussions on “how to Survive High School” for Middle Schoolers, featuring current High School students
  • A Chalk-off anti-texting art competition
  • A car crash demonstration that spotlights the dangers of distracted driving. There will also be numerous interactive safety presentations for everyone to enjoy, including driving simulators.

General admission for the event costs $10. Tickets for this event are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.safeamerica.org/brain-camp

 

Event sponsors include Allstate Foundation, Atlanta Medical Center, Clayton County Public Schools and County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner, Montlick & Associates and Sprint. Media supporters of the event include WSB-TV.

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