After murder, group looks to protect children

12:42 PM, Dec 6, 2011   |    comments
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Friends of Jorelys Rivera pay tribute to the 7-year-old on the playground where she was last seen alive. (Photo by: Paul Crawley, 11Alive News)

ATLANTA -- For more than three years, a nonprofit group has been proactively promoting anti-bulling and anti-abduction training and recovery in the state.

Keep Georgia Safe provides personal safety education and crime prevention training.

Executive Director Mary Ellen Fulkus said kids must be taught how to recognize, avoid, resist and escape violence, abduction and harm.

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"I can tell you kids are empowered by learning this system, because they practice having a plan on what to do if someone approaches them," Fulkus said.

For details and plans for families and children, visit Keep Georgia Safe's website.

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