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When it comes to gun violence, schools cannot do it alone. The California Department of Education (CDE) and the education community are dedicated to making our schools the safest in the nation, but parents, guardians, and family members have the responsibility to store firearms according to California law. We must all work together for California’s child access prevention law to be practiced more widely throughout the state and prevent future tragedies.
Secure all guns in your home and vehicles
Model responsible behavior around guns
Ask about the presence of unsecured guns in other homes
Recognize the role of guns in suicide
Tell your peers to be SMART
Learn more about the five simple steps approach,
S.M.A.R.T., to help prevent shootings by children.
(image courtesy of BeSmartForKids.org)
(Download & Print Handouts)
Talking to your Children About Guns (PDF)Cómo hablar con sus hijos acerca de las armas de fuego (PDF)
More resources can be found on BeSmartforKids.Org