Grade 6 Program (K.I.D.S.)

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Knowledge. Issues. Decisions. Supports.

Piloted in September 2014, K.I.D.S. officially replaced the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

The Board of T.I.C.K. (Teaching Intelligent Choices to Kids) Inc. works in partnership with the Brantford Police Service and local school boards to deliver K.I.D.S. Taught by the Brantford Police Service’s elementary school resource officer, K.I.D.S. provides all grade six students in the City with current information on relevant topics and helps them to make positive choices. The three main purposes of K.I.D.S. are: Connecting with kids; reducing self-victimization and preventing crime.

Currently taught by Constable Rebecca Seibert, K.I.D.S. is delivered in one-hour sessions, over six weeks. The curriculum was developed by the Ontario Provincial Police, in partnership with educators and mental health professionals. We acknowledge OPP Sergeant Rob Geneja, who spearheaded K.I.D.S. and acquired the necessary funding to launch KIDS in 2013.

The curriculum is comprised of five components:

  1. Youth and the Law – the law and the consequences of breaking the law;
  2. Peer-to-Peer Relationships – building positive peer relationships, based on respect, and free from harassment and bullying;
  3. Online and Social Media Awareness – developing awareness of safe and appropriate use of the internet and online social media;
  4. Drug Awareness – the effects of drug use and the consequences of abuse; and
  5. Mental Health Awareness – relevant mental health issues and where to get support.

The five lesson plans are available in the Parents’ Section of our website.

Upon successful completion of the K.I.D.S. Program, students are recognized at a graduation ceremony where they receive a certificate and t-shirt.


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