Keeping Kids Safe this Summer
Published June 14th, 2013
The Gainesville Police Department graduated a class today.
A class of youngsters who past the test of gang prevention.
The Gang Resistance Education and Training Program, also known as "GREAT" taught children how to say "no" to gangs and how to handle bullys in schools.
Police say camps like this are what keep children out of trouble.
"Idle time is the devil's workshop. So what we would like to do is involve the kids in positive programs that are staffed and that they can learn the social skills they can carry on for the rest of the year," said Chief Tony Jones of the Gainesville Police Department.
The Department of Children and Families also says talking to your kids is a good way to help your child to make better decisions.
Lauren Lettelier, TV20 News
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