With the program "RED LIGHT FOR THE PARENTS" we want to raise awareness about the gap between what we know and what is right and how we actually behave when we are involved in road traffic. Through discussion and presentation we encourage parents to rethink about their active role as a good example for their children.
Our target groups are parents of children attending kindergartens, primary or secondary schools and teachers, educators and other professionals who work in education programs.
The program is organized as a lecture in schools, kindergartens and other institutions and lasts approximately 60 minutes (shorter or longer version is possible). The number of participants is not limited (the more, the better), but usually 40 – 100 people are included in an individual lecture.
A moderator (road safety expert and a parent) leads and directs the discussion with the purpose to intensify and further elaborate specific stereotypical behavior, encourage participants to give their opinions, share experiences and provides information, rules, best practices and advices regarding road safety. The lecture is supported by PowerPoint Presentation, presentation of preventive videos, statistics…)
The moderator is specially trained by experts of psychology, pedagogics, road safety, forensic toxicology and others.
Themes and stereotypes, which are discussed in the context of the event:
- Road safety and innovations in road-transport system
- Speed, safety distance, reaction time
- Alcohol, phone, attention and road safety
- Security mechanisms (seatbelt, helmet, child safety seats)...
In the second part of the lecture the moderator is joined by parents who lost their child in road crash and they share their story, struggles, suffering and battle in legal procedures with participants. A clear message: “It can happen to anyone, so we cannot be indifferent to education and safety of our children!” makes many participants reconsider if their influence on children is really a positive one…
The program also includes a questionnaire for the participants. The questionnaire is two sided – first part consists of questions about parent’s behavior, habits and their opinion regarding road safety and the second part of their assessment of the program. An evaluation of individual lecture is based on that questionnaire, review of organizers (school, kindergartens…), moderator’s report and participant’s reactions, opinions that they share with moderator and parents after the lecture.