Self Defence

Schools & Youth Group

Proactive offers 2 distinct self defence programs; TeenSafe for secondary and KidSafe for primary school aged children.

These programs are positive, safe, and delivered appropriate to kids’ maturity level. Suitable for schools, youth & sports groups, families, individuals, and victims of crime (VOCs). Children of all ages, shape, and experience are all welcome.

Delivered by specialist instructors in your school, home, training centre, or at the Proactive Academy in Thomastown.

Proactive TeenSafe

Proactive Self Defence offers responsible personal security and safety programs that teenage students (and teachers) enjoy. The Proactive TeenSafe program has been very popular with schools and youth groups since 1992. This is a proven method of educating teens in regards to how to better deal with violence by developing awareness and prevention strategies, reinforced with practical drills that are safe, focusing on escaping, or surviving real or potential threats. Proactive encourages non violent resolutions as a primary objective.

Topic may include:

  • What is violence (verbal, emotional, racism, exclusion & physical)
  • Saying NO to violence (positive choices)
  • Assertive body & verbal language (strategies for diffusing/ distracting)
  • Personal safety tips (home, public transport, out ‘n’ about, parties)
  • Dealing with bullying (physical, verbal, cyber)

Proactive KidSafe

KidSafe focuses on developing resilience and confidence in children. This allows them to better deal with the potential threats of bullying and violence which unfortunately kids are exposed to in homes, schools, and in the media. Proactive instructors are fully qualified professional instructors with working with children checks, selected for their expertise on educating children.

Topics may include;

  • Saying No to bullying
  • Being a good bystander
  • Street smart safety tips (home, public transport, shops, holidays, internet & phone, what if I’m lost, getting help)
  • Family Rules (personal info, who can pick you up, code words)
  • Stranger danger, good & bad touching
  • Escape drills & passive defence (fun bag workouts)

What others have to say:

I just wanted to thank you and your staff for all the efforts at Loyola last week with the year 8s, the feedback I have received from the school and most importantly the kids has been very positive and I am sure they look forward to hopefully seeing you guys out there again next year.
Phil, Loloya College, Watsonia

Interested? Enquire here.


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