We believe knowledge is the ultimate defense. If we do not know HOW to avoid a dangerous situation, or recognize WHEN we are in a dangerous situation, then we are vulnerable.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
The Authority On™ Child Safety: How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Personal Safety Without Scaring Them, an e-book co-authored by nationally-recognized child safety advocate and founder of Keep Georgia Safe, Gary Martin Hays, serves as a starting point for parents on how to talk with their children about the reality of personal safety awareness.
“We can’t be with our children 24/7, so they must be equipped with the skills to protect themselves,” says Hays, personal injury attorney and father of three daughters, “unfortunately in the world we live in, the conversation about bullying, unwanted touch and even abduction must be discussed with our kids.”
The Authority On™ Child Safety: How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Personal Safety Without Scaring Them, co-authored by social media specialist and child safety advocate Adam Weart and Keep Georgia Safe executive director Mary Ellen Fulkus, is a blueprint to help parents with discussions such as:
- If your child was approached on the playground by a stranger and asked if he could help find a lost puppy, what would he do?
- If you and your daughter became separated in the mall, what would she do?
- If your home catches on fire in the middle of the night, would your children know what to do?
- If a relative or family friend touches your child inappropriately, will she tell you?
- If he is being bullied in the bathroom at school or on the bus, what should he do?
- If someone says something ugly about her on Facebook, what should she do?
The book can be purchased for $5.99 on Amazon.com in eBook format HERE
All proceeds from the sale of The Authority on Child Safety: How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Personal Safety Without Scaring Them will go directly to fund “Let’s Protect Our Kids,” a project of Keep Georgia Safe. The mission of Keep Georgia Safe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is to provide safety education and crime prevention training for Georgia families and law enforcement. For more information on the book or Keep Georgia Safe, please visit http://www.KeepGeorgiaSafe.org or call (770) 934-8000.
About Gary Martin Hay
Gary Martin Hays is not only a successful lawyer, but is a nationally recognized safety advocate who works tirelessly to educate our families and children on issues ranging from bullying to internet safety to abduction prevention. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation. Gary has been seen on countless television stations, including CNN’s Headline News, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates. He has appeared on over 110 radio stations, including the Georgia News Network, discussing legal topics and providing safety tips to families. He hosts “Georgia Behind The Scenes” on the CW Atlanta TV Network and has been quoted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and featured on over 250 online sites including Yahoo News, Morningstar.com, CBS News’s MoneyWatch.com, the Boston Globe, The New York Daily News and The Miami Herald.
He is also co-author of the best-selling books “TRENDSETTERS - The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Top Trends To Help You Achieve Health, Wealth and Success,” “CHAMPIONS - Knockout Strategies For Health, Wealth and Success,” “SOLD - The World’s Leading Real Estate Experts Reveal The Secrets To Selling Your Home For Top Dollar In Record Time,” “Protect And Defend,” "The Success Secret: The World's Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets for Success in Business and in Life," and “The Authority on Tout: How to Use Social Media's Newest Video Sharing App to Engage Your Community and Grow Your Business.” In 2012, he was inducted into the National Academy of Best Selling Authors.
Gary graduated from Emory University in 1986 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Afro-American and African Studies. In 1989, he received his law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. His outstanding academic achievements landed him a position on Mercer’s Law Review. He also served the school as Vice President of the Student Bar Association.
His legal accomplishments include being a member of the prestigious Multi Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, a society limited to those attorneys who have received a settlement or verdict of at least $2 Million Dollars. He has been recognized in Atlanta Magazine as one of Georgia’s top workers’ compensation lawyers. Gary frequently lectures to other attorneys in Georgia on continuing education topics. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia since 2007 by the American Trial Lawyers Association, and recognized by Lawdragon as one of the leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America. His firm specializes in personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and pharmaceutical claims. Since 1993, his firm has helped over 27,000 victims and their families recover over $235 Million dollars.
In 2008, Gary started the non-profit organization Keep Georgia Safe with the mission to provide safety education and crime prevention training in Georgia. Keep Georgia Safe has trained over 80 state and local law enforcement officers in CART (Child Abduction Response Teams) so our first responders will know what to do in the event a child is abducted in Georgia. Gary has completed Child Abduction Response Team training with the National AMBER Alert program through the U.S. Department of Justice and Fox Valley Technical College. He is a certified instructor in the radKIDS curriculum. His law firm has given away 1,000 bicycle helmets and 14 college scholarships.
About Adam Weart
Starting with a BS in Industrial Design and a Certificate in Marketing from Georgia Tech, Adam Weart has spent the past decade providing unmatched design and services to clients, specializing in corporate branding, social media and web design.
Adam spent four years running Design and Engineering for HomeWaves while leading the initiative for branding, marketing and sales. During his leadership, HomeWaves achieved their industry’s most prestigious recognition by receiving 3 National CEDIA Awards.
He also co-authored the best-selling books, “CHAMPIONS - Knockout Strategies For Health, Wealth and Success” and “The Authority on Tout: How to Use Social Media's Newest Video Sharing App to Engage Your Community and Grow Your Business” and has been featured on Yahoo News, CBS News’ Moneywatch.com, The Miami Herald and The San Francisco Chronicle.
Adam continues to extend his leadership and marketing creativity by leveraging all aspects of Social Media Marketing and Web Usability Design as a key leader at the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C.
About Mary Ellen Fulkus
A background in education and child protection instruction fully prepared Mary Ellen Fulkus for her post as Executive Director of Keep Georgia Safe, where she oversees all safety curriculum development and program implementation, community and media awareness. She also works as an Independent Consultant within the Criminal Justice Services Child Protection Training for Fox Valley Technical College, a U.S. Department of Justice initiative. Mary Ellen is founder of The Safe-T-Net, Inc. a safety and security training and consulting company for schools, businesses, adults and children.
In March of 2007, Mary Ellen participated in the CART (Child Abduction Response Team) AMBER Alert Training Conference in Houston, Texas. She is a nationally-certified r.a.d. (Resisting Aggression Defensively) KIDS Instructor and a participant in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Training Conference on Crimes Against Children, in Pensacola, Florida.
A former 8th grade teacher, Mary Ellen completed a Graduate Leadership Certification Program in Public School Administration at The University of Georgia in 2004. She also earned a master’s degree in education from Mercer University in Atlanta, and received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University.
To find out more about Mary Ellen Fulkus and Keep Georgia Safe, please visit http://www.KeepGeorgiaSafe.org or call (770) 934-8000.
To learn more about Gary Martin Hays, visit http://www.GaryMartinHays.com.
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