The Safe Side: Stranger Safety 2011 NR CC

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A message from John Walsh: I'm the host of a television show that I wish wasn't needed. But it is. Thankfully, 38 missing children have been recovered by our work at "America's Most Wanted." In 1981, the lives of my wife Reve and I were changed forever. Our beautiful son Adam was abducted from a mall in a nice area of South Florida. Sadly, two weeks into the biggest search for a child ever in F...

Starring:
Angela Shelton, John Walsh
Runtime:
37 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Kids & Family
Director Douglas Aarniokoski
Starring Angela Shelton, John Walsh
Supporting actors Carol Cordova, Kevin Meier, Connor Cordova, Aspen Clark, Sierra Clark, Braxton Thais, Jean Miller, Revital Krawetz, Paul Kessler, Elen Costa, Zach Brooks, Elizabeth Decker, Frank Aaron, Alphonso Johnson, Suzanne Gutierrez, Kevin Smith, Regina Mocey, Chris Moore
Studio Aigner Clark Creative
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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147 of 151 people found the following review helpful By Kim on September 13, 2005
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First the bad news.... this DVD has some sound issues. Sometimes Super Safe Chick is speaking but the instrumental music is drowning her out. We found ourselves constantly raising and lowering the volume since things are happening so fast in the movie. It may just be a defect in our particular DVD.... we will check into it.

Now the good news! This is an EXCELLENT movie to teach kids about protecting themselves from strangers. Super Safe Chick (SSC)is VERY VERY funny! My dd actually wants to dress up as her for Halloween. So many clever things in this dvd..like when SSC is in certain situations she wears clothing that is either Green (in safe situations), Amber (in cautious ones) and Red (in danger type situations). She teaches the kids about the 3 types of people in their lives ("Safe Side Adults" - mom, dad, and others whom mom and dad have given their trust, "Kinda Knows" - family friends, neighbors, coaches, teachers, and "Don't Knows" - anyone not in the other 2 categories)

The movie shows certain situations - ie standing in line at the ice cream truck - SSC is in her red outfit, hanging at home she is in her green outfit until the doorbell rings... her outfit turns red and she is upset because she knows she shouldn't answer the door without her Safe Side Adult present. The doorbell keeps ringing and getting louder and she gets louder herself saying "Some people hate hearing the doorbell ring and they want to answer it - but I won't! My Safe Side Adult is not here"...then her mom appears and they open the door together and she is back in her green outfit. VERY CLEVER!!!

She practices with the kids yelling "This is not my Mom, This is not my Dad" - so of course my kids were shouting it for about 30 minutes at the top of their lungs.
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78 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Mom moves fast on September 3, 2005
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Both of my children are very friendly and fearless with all people and it scares me! I have looked for a good stranger book, video or computer software for several years. This is the best! All adults go into 3 categories - Safe Side Adults, Kinda Knows and Don't Knows. I have always been looking for a way to explain that you can't trust people you do know like the coach, neighbors, mom and dad's boss, etc. This DVD explains the Kinda Knows very well with great role playing! Supersafe Chick does a great job being silly, but explains the information very clearly. The end of the movie tells the kids to write down a list of Super Safe Adults with mom and dad. This is an assignment we should have done a long time ago!
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Occasional Reviewer on November 17, 2005
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We have spent a decent amount of time covering "stranger" safety in our home, and was worried that most of this would be review. Well, in reality, it was, but that ended up being almost better that way. My child got a chance to hear it all again from somebody else and therefore validating what I had been saying. We had already practiced yelling "this isn't my mom/dad" but watching Safe Side Super Chick tell us to do the same thing was wonderful reinforcement. It's great to discuss these things, and great to act them out, but watching it being done added another element.

The Safe Side Super Chick is funny and silly, but never overboard so that it detracted from the seriousness of the subject. We laughed a little while watching this, which served to diffuse the scariness. I think that the way people are categorized as "safe side adults", "don't knows", or "kinda knows" is an excellent guideline for children to use to make good decisions. The "kinda knows" seems to be the hardest category of people to explain to children, and often it made me feel like the paranoid mom to be saying "Yes, our neighbor is nice to say Hi to, but do we REALLY know them?" This dvd did an excellent job of going over those "kinda knows", such as your coach, your dad's friend, your neighbor, the person you regularly see at the store, and it never once sounded paranoid!

The only drawback to this series is that I wish it (or a subsequent title) would have addressed the subject of trusting your instincts and getting away from situations that "feel" wrong. Also, a little more in the way of sample situations would have helped. But overall, this is an excellent program.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Pam S. on August 25, 2006
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I purchased this video after reading all the excellent reviews of it. Overall, I agree that the content is good and it is one of the few videos even available that cover this difficult topic, so for that alone it deserves 4 stars. It provides a very good foundation for me to expand on the topic in coversations afterward. However I feel there are a few things they could have done to make this even better:

1) It does a good job of tackling a tough topic without being frightening, but the pace is a little too fast and it is almost too silly at times, at least for the younger crowd (my kids are 3 and 4). My kids seemed to pick up too much on the goofiness instead of the message (my son would start running around doing karate kicks after that segment). It just means it may take several viewings and more explanation from parents for the message to really sink in.

2) I think the video stops short of covering everything necessary to make it a 5-star video for me - specifically what to do when your child gets into an uncomfortable situation with a "sorta know". It does a great job of explaining how to AVOID these situations (not getting into a car with your coach, not keeping secrets with your dad's buddy, etc.) however I wish it had taken it a step further and said what to do if he/she should find him/herself in an uncomfortable situation despite precautions. For instance, explain there are parts of the body that are never OK to be touched, that secrets regarding these areas are never OK, and that they should trust their instincts and if it feels wrong, say no and tell your safe-side adult.

If that type of information is important to you, don't expect to get it from this video. Once again it is a great starting off point, but I recommend supplementing this video with books such as "Your Body Belongs to You" or "The Right Touch" (for the younger kids).
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