SMOS Be SMART Parent Presentation

Sponsored By The SMOS PTA & LJM Gun Sense: For the Common Good

Thursday, October 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Be SMART: Talking About Kids, Guns, & Safety

Join us for a brief 30-minute presentation to learn how to Be SMART. There will be an opportunity for discussion and Q&A following the presentation.

The Be SMART campaign is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child and teen gun deaths and injuries.

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Learn the 5 simple steps we can all take to keep our families safe.

Do you know what the gun safety situation is where your kids play?
Do you find it awkward to ask questions about gun storage?
Do you even know what to ask or that you should be inquiring before playdates?

Throughout the U.S., an estimated 13 million households with children under the age of 18 contain at least one gun. Not all of these firearms are stored securely: approximately 4.6 million children live in a household with at least one gun that is stored loaded and unlocked. Every year, at least 350 American children under the age of 18 gain access to a firearm and unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else.

Be SMART was created to take action to prevent child access to guns, promote safe storage, and reduce the risk of suicide. The campaign focuses on the importance of conversation, responsible gun storage, and community awareness.

St. Margaret of Scotland encourages parents and caretakers to “Be SMART” and take simple safety steps to help protect children from guns.

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