TakeAction In Schools
The award-winning TakeAction in Schools program was developed to enhance the crime prevention material available for schools, youth and parents.
Six crime prevention presentations are available to schools and associated groups within the City of Winnipeg. The topics are based on feedback provided by students, educators and parents.
Schedule a Presentation
To schedule a presentation or find out more about TakeAction in Schools program, schools can:
- Contact their School Education Officer
- Call the Winnipeg Police Service Community Relations Unit at 204-986-6322
- Email the School Education Section at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following is a listing of presentations being offered, and the intended audience:
- Personal Safety: Grades 2-4 –Students will learn what an emergency is, how to get help in a variety of situations including the use of the 911 system, dealing with strangers, a brief discussion of internet safety, the use of bike helmets and booster seats and street safety.
- Choices: (Youth and the Law) Grades 5-8 – The focus is on good decision making. This presentation covers the basics of the different types of laws and identifies consequences for certain types of offences. Provides an introduction to some of the important decisions youth may be faced with in coming years, including drugs, auto theft, online safety, texting and driving and more while at the same time providing students with important resistance strategies.
- Online Safety: Grades 4-10 –The focus of this presentation is to engage students in learning about online behaviour and the related dangers including social, emotional and physical risks. We will also provide information on consequences of their actions as well as the resources to assist them should they require. Topics include but are not limited to, social media utilization, self-exploitation and harm reduction.
- Bullying: Grades 2-4 –With a view to preventing incidents of bullying, explains what bullying is and what the potential consequences are. (Information is adapted from the new law, Bill 18- The Public Schools Amendment Act) The issue is examined from several points of view – the bully, the victim and the bystander and also provides ways to deal with incidents of bullying.
- Drug Awareness: Grades 6-8, 9-11 –The focus of the presentation is to educate students on the negative effects of legal but improperly used drugs and illegal drugs as well as providing strategies to assist in abstention and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.
- Driving and the Law: Grades 10-12 –Engaging the students and encouraging lively discussions with respect to issues that relate to driving and the law. Subject areas include the use of seatbelts, risks associated with distracted driving, speeding, cell phones and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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