American Fork, UT (PRWEB) November 18, 2013
Booth's ATA Black Belt Academy in American Fork has announced plans for a free community Child Safety Seminar scheduled for 10:00 AM, December 7, 2013. The Open House is part of ATA Martial Arts’ worldwide initiative to help minimize the risk of child abduction through education. With active membership exceeding 350,000 worldwide and 1,200 schools in the U.S. and abroad, ATA is positively positioned to reach children and adults with the message of abduction prevention. As part of the safety campaign, ATA has partnered with AMBER Alert.com to increase AMBER Alert notification via e-mail and personal communication devices. Once an AMBER Alert is issued, AMBER Alert.com uses state-of-the-art technology to notify its subscribers of a missing child in a specific area.
According to local ATA instructor Benjamin Booth, education is the key to child safety. "Children often lack sufficient training to identify who a stranger is. 7 out of 10 Children will go with a stranger even though they have been warned 'not to go with strangers' due to a lack of understand about 'who is a stranger'. We teach them how to identify strangers though an interactive scenario based training system. We also teach them how to get away if someone gets too close,” says Mr. Booth.
Children of all age, gender and race are vulnerable to child abduction. Yearly around 750,000 children are reported missing in the United States, about 2000 children a day. For every successful stranger abduction, there are many more failed attempts. While there is no way to know the exact number, as many cases are disregarded and never reported, it is estimated that there are around 20 failed attempts for every successful abduction. We much make sure the children in our community are prepared.
"Though age appropriate instruction, awareness of warning signs and ID activities such as fingerprinting, collectively ATA Schools around the world hope to have a significant impact on reducing the risk of child abduction and victimization," says Mr. Booth
Attendance at the Child Safety Seminar is limited to 40 children. To register call Booth's ATA Black Belt Academy at 801-341-2010 before December 7th. More information can be found at http://www.blackbeltutah.com/kidz-n-power.html.
The American Taekwondo Association (ATA) is the largest martial arts organization in North America. Since its founding in 1969 by Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee, ATA has registered more than 1 million students.
A non-violent system of self-defense, Taekwondo first developed more than 1,000 years ago. ATA operates through a network of more than 1,200 independently owned and operated affiliate schools on five continents. It’s unique history includes pioneering steps that organized traditional martial arts techniques into a uniform curriculum by establishing standards to ensure consistency in instruction and learning.
Joshua Booth, co-owner, Booth's ATA Black Belt Academy
Benjamin Booth, lead instructor, Booth's ATA Black Belt Academy