Columbia County schools safety is working to help students be more prepared and aware by hosting a safety fair.
But, topics covered at this Safety Fair might not be what you'd expect.
"Safety Fair was something that we came up with designed to educate middle school and high school students along with their parents just about different issues that are facing our teens today," said Columbia County Schools Safety Officer Angela Collins.
Collins says their main goal is helping students and parents navigate difficult situations.
"It's important that the parents know what's out there so that they can prepare their students and the students be aware of the consequences of the decisions that they may be forced with making," Collins explained.
Experts at the safety fair will be covering a variety of issues students could face from cyber bullying to gang and drug awareness.
"The students will start learning about the laws relevant to each of the subjects so that they know when they're getting into situations what Georgia law states," said Collins.
She says helping teens learn those laws will be a main focus of each session, as well as teaching them how to help themselves.
"They'll also learn different ways of coping and dealing with those pressure situations," Collins said.
Another focus? Parents. And helping them work together with their children to stay safe.
"Parents will be learning warning signs of their children possibly getting in to these situations or other people that they're around," Collins explained.
Issues Collins tells me are still a major concern for many teens today.
"I think depending on their personal situations it could be very relevant to them," she said. "It's just good to have the information and the ways to stay out of those issues."
The Safety Fair is this Saturday, Oct. 26, at Grovetown High School from 10 am to 2 pm and is open to the public.
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