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Safety Tips from a School Resource Officer

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

Safety Tips from  School Resource Officer David Gomez

Protecting Our Kids: A Conversation with Officer David Gomez

In this podcast interview that struck a chord with concerned parents nationwide, Officer David Gomzez, a seasoned school resource officer with a wealth of experience, shared invaluable insights on how parents can enhance the safety and well-being of their children. Officer Gomez’s expertise stems from years of working closely with schools, students, and their families in Idaho.

During the podcast, Officer Gomez underscored the importance of open and honest communication between parents and their children. He emphasized that creating a safe space for kids to express their concerns and fears is paramount. By actively listening to their children's worries and addressing them with empathy, parents can forge stronger bonds and build trust.

The topic of phones in schools came up during the discussion. Officer Gomez has a complex, but relatable answer to whether they should be allowed to have one campus. If you are looking for a smartphone for your child and don't want them to have access to the entire internet, then you might want to read my Troomi phone review.

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Officer Gomez also recommended discussing potential dangers and safety protocols, such as what to do in case of emergencies, with age-appropriate language and sensitivity to their developmental stage.

Officer Gomez's interview offered a wealth of practical advice for parents eager to protect their children in today's world. His emphasis on open communication, active involvement, and fostering trust reflects the dedication of school resource officers like himself to the safety and well-being of students.

By implementing these strategies, parents can contribute to a safer school environment and provide their children with the confidence and security they need to thrive academically and emotionally.

Watch the Interview with Officer David Gomez

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Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy founded The Secure Dad in 2016 with the aspiration to help families live safer, happier lives. What started as a personal blog about family safety has turned into an award-winning podcast, an Amazon best-selling book, and online courses. He focuses his efforts in the areas of home security, situational awareness, and online safety.


Andy is a husband and father. His interests include coaching youth basketball, hiking, and trying to figure out his 3D printer.

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