Safeguarding Kids Through the Science of Protection

In a day and age where safety is an increasing concern for parents and educators, we have created a safety program that combines the science of protection with the science of education.
The result is: The H.E.R.O. School program.

What is the H.E.R.O. Program?

The H.E.R.O. program is: Simple, Research-based, and Comprehensive! 

We provide the tools needed to teach kids how to be as safe as possible even in the event of an active shooting:

  • Teacher curriculum with interactive, non-threatening lesson plans
  • Learning resources for home and school
  • Online teacher education employing the best-practices of safety science.
  • Safe Kids H.E.R.O. School designation
  • Access to our expanding library of field studies and publications

Why be a H.E.R.O.?

As a team of law enforcement officers and educators, we have become increasingly concerned about school shootings.  We combined our professional knowledge of best practices in the sciences of protection and education to help save lives. The H.E.R.O. program is a result of that collaboration.

The H.E.R.O. program is specifically designed to teach elementary children how to respond to life-threatening events with simple, easy-to-remember and truly effective strategies.

Learning Overview

The vital leadership role that is required of teachers is all the more critical during a violent intruder situation. But, because danger is not contained to classrooms, the H.E.R.O. program includes tools for school-family connection. Both the school and the family will learn empowerment strategies that will keep them safe in school and beyond.

Sign up today to learn more about how you can prepare your school and children for any situation that arises!

Teach The Lessons

The multidisciplinary/cross-curricular curriculum includes classroom discussions, journals, and physical activities to help children absorb the H.E.R.O. concept in a non-threatening manner in five easy lessons that can be repeated as needed.  Your school can easily become a Safe Kids H.E.R.O. designated school.

Join The Discussion

Connect with other educators to increase your knowledge of school safety.  In addition, educators have access to an online course which can be completed in less than thirty minutes via the Educator Portal on our website. This training helps educators understand active shooter events so they can better teach the concepts to their students.

Discover & Explore

As a team of law enforcement officials and educators, we examined active shooter events through a professional lens and developed strategies to disrupt these attacks.  We’ve collected numerous studies, news articles, government best practices, educational best practices and other resources to develop the H.E.R.O. program and curriculum. Take a look!

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