New "KIDS" Program in Local Schools
Media Release – New Kids Program
The Saugeen Shores Police Service has launched a new in-school educational program called KIDS. This new program replaces the DARE (Drug Awareness Resistance Education) program which had been effect for many years in Saugeen Shores.
KIDS stands for Knowledge, Issues, Decisions and Support. The new program is about empowerment, mutual respect, social/digital media awareness and the law and values of society. KIDS utilizes interactive teaching tools where much of the content is driven by the students.
KIDS was developed by the Ontario Provincial Police and educators to be a contemporary program that adheres to the provincial education curriculum. This program was first introduced to schools in 2013. In addition to the OPP, many municipal police services now use KIDS in their local schools.
Police Constables Ian Clark and Matt Tutin will be rolling out this program to grade six students at all local primary schools this week. The KIDS program will be administered over two weeks with 10 one hour sessions.
KIDS will create and reinforce strong relationships between young persons and police.
Media Relations Officer
Sergeant Andy Evans