• 72°

Police department to conduct radKIDS training

Officer Chris Townsend taught self-defense moves in radKIDS study. (RECORD PHOTO/GREGG PARKER)
Officer Chris Townsend taught self-defense moves in radKIDS study. (RECORD PHOTO/GREGG PARKER)

MADISON – Consider the statistics: Individuals who aren’t related to victims abduct 58,200 children. When a child is abducted, assailants use physical force 85 percent of the time.

To better equip families to stifle these figures, Madison Police Department will host the radKIDS(r) Personal Empowerment Safety Education program on July 7-11.

Studies for bullying and school violence show that American schools have approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims, according to police department figures. Each month, 282,000 students are attacked physically in secondary school.

Classes for radKIDS will be held at the police station, 100 Hughes Road. Five- through seven-year-olds will attend from 8 to 10 a.m., while eight- to 12-year-olds from 10 a.m. to noon.

The radKIDS curriculum emphasizes the importance of parents taking an active role in a child’s education process about safety. radKIDS classes are designed to encourage parent interaction though activity and exercise.

In past years, Madison police officers had conducted the radKIDS curriculum in conjunction with its annual Kids Camp. Any child who is 13 years old and younger who has attended past Kids Camps and participated in radKIDS can attend the current sessions to practice his or her skills.

Parents receive a manual that outlines all information and topics presented to children in radKIDS, giving parents a chance to discuss the material outside the classroom environment with homework and skill building exercises.

In addition, radKIDS provides a monthly parent newsletter called “Teachable Moments” that covers an array of current and relevant safety topics.

Cost for radKIDS is $25. Each child will receive a T-shirt and safety manual. For more information, visit madisonal.gov, click “Departments,” select “Police” and navigate to “Community Services.”

For more information, visit radkids.org.

Madison

Madison Fire & Rescue responds to second baby surrender through Safe Haven Baby Box

Bob Jones High School

Robertson finds ‘perfect fit’ as Special Education Coordinator

Liberty Middle School

Liberty’s Mardi Paws Parade raises funds for shelter animals

James Clemens High School

11-day tour to Korea, Japan in summer 2025 open to Madison teens

James Clemens High School

Players eager for 2024 Grade-Level City Chess Championship

Harvest

‘Brews for Enable’ at Yellowhammer to benefit Enable Madison County

Bob Jones High School

MCCL members, teams grab awards at Rookie Rally

Madison

State board lauds Heritage in ‘Top 25 Percent Schools’ for Alabama

Harvest

Parker composes, performs and mentors songwriters in lifetime of music

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC named Grand Champions at Hoover

Bob Jones High School

TVA’s School Uplift grants can reduce energy costs and improve campus

Bob Jones High School

Warm-up Quads on Feb. 24 to prepare players for City Chess Championship

Liberty Middle School

Chander, Grieve, Rajput win national awards in PTA Reflections

Bob Jones High School

Knights of Columbus’ donations buy pods for MCS Special Education

Madison

Love is alive and well in the heart of this special artist

Love is alive and well in the heart of this special artist

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – Feb. 14, 2024

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, JC girls gear up for region play today at Wallace State

Business

Billboard selects Orion Amphitheater as “Top East Coast Amphitheater”

Madison

School choice: Is there really choice?

School choice: Is there really choice?

Bob Jones High School

Lady Patriota best James Clemens again to win Area 8 crown

Lady Patriota best James Clemens again to win Area 8 crown

Harvest

Triana chosen for Smithsonian’s ‘Crossroads: Change in Rural America’ exhibit

Bob Jones High School

Madison Street Festival grants reach $20K for 35 school projects

Harvest

Senior center members launch Arise2Read at Harvest elementary

Madison

MVP to promote Monarch butterfly survival with mural, contests

x