Program Teaches Upstate Kids To Fight Would-be Kidnappers -

Program Teaches Upstate Kids To Fight Would-be Kidnappers

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PICKENS, S. C. - We've all been amazed to see the escape of three women held captive for years at a home in Cleveland. Every parent likely shares the same hope that their child will never be in that situation. A special program called radKIDS. teaches kids tools to fight off a bad guy.

"We can't be with our kids all the time, we have yo give them knowledge and give them power," says Brandy Peppers, a radKIDS instructor.

The 12 hour course teaches kids age-related fighting techniques. For example, the kids are taught to gather their fingers together and use them to peck at eyes and throats.

Techniques taught can give kids just enough time to run away.

The classes start with kids as young as three and Peppers brings her class to you.

There are some things parents can teach their kids now.

They say teach your kids about strangers. Sometimes kids won't realize that people they see everyday might still be strangers.

They also say use family passwords to help your kids know who they can and can't trust.

The most important lesson they say is teach your kids to trust their instincts.

For more information on the radKIDS program in the Upstate go to

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