(A.L.I.C.E., Active Shooter & Intruder Response training, etc.)
Have your children had this type of training? Did it negatively affect your children? Did you opt out?
My niece and nephew went through this type of training last month and it really affected them negatively. I was relieved our school was not doing this. Well…now our school has decided to use A.L.I.C.E. training for the staff and students.
I have several reasons I do not think this type of training is good for young children and I am considering asking if we could opt out of the training. But I would like to hear the opinions of other parents. Maybe there is something I am missing...so many of the parents think it is a good idea and I don't feel the same.
eta: I think the teachers and staff should be trained - whether with this method or another. I am not convinced the benefits outweigh the negatives when the children are brought into this training.
Note: I searched but did not find another thread about this topic. If it has already been discussed, please direct me to the thread.
Edited by dbsam - 3/1/13 at 7:45pm