Does your child know what to do if he or she finds a gun?
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program is a gun accident prevention program that seeks to help parents, law enforcement, community groups and educators navigate a topic paramount to our children’s safety. Eddie and his Wing Team are on a mission to help you teach Pre-K through 4th graders what to do if they ever come across a gun…
This first step is crucial. Stopping first allows your child the time he or she needs to remember the rest of the safety instructions.
A firearm that is not touched or disturbed is unlikely to be fired and otherwise endanger your child or other people.
This removes the temptation to touch the firearm as well as the danger that another person may negligently cause it to fire.
Tell A Grown-up
Children should seek a trustworthy adult, neighbor, relative or teacher – if a parent or guardian is not available.
Watch the Eddie Eagle Video
Eddie and the Wing Team deliver this important message in this 8-minute long video, released in spring 2015. In the video, the Wing Team encounters a gun in a place they didn’t expect. Eddie helps his friends remember how to stay safe by singing his favorite song…
The Eddie Eagle Video
Eddie Eagle and the Wing Team encounter a gun in a place that they didn't expect. Eddie helps his friends decide what to do to stay safe by reminding them of his favorite song. The Wing Team makes the right choice, but they still have some questions about gun safety. So they look to adults they trust for answers. Pre-k through fourth grade children will find this video engaging with its catchy songs, dance moves and entertaining dialogue-but most importantly, they'll know what to do if they ever come across a gun.
“The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program, it doesn’t teach parents about guns. But it does teach parents about gun safety and how to relay that information to their kids correctly in a method that’s really memorable to kids. It’s the gun equivalent of stop, drop and roll. My kids can recite it.”
—Lisa L., Mom
“A teacher knows their students best. And they can look at the curriculum and decide what activities would best fit their group of students. So it’s not necessarily a canned curriculum that you must do X, Y and Z. It gives the teachers the autonomy and flexibility to choose what they know to be best for their particular group of students.”
—Dr. Lisa Monroe, Early Childhood Education Specialist
“The most important priority when teaching gun safety is really knowing your kids, having an open dialogue with them and knowing where they are—emotionally, in their friends, what their interests are.”
—Jen G., Mom
“Just wanted to say thank you for your Eddie Eagle GunSafe program. I used the program to instruct students at McKinley Elementary in Toledo, OH what to do if they found a firearm. Your program really helped me drive the message of safety home with them and your free materials were a Godsend!”
—Joe Okos, Toledo Police Officer
“"I truly believe this program is the most valid gun safety program out there. No matter what your political stance is on citizens with firearms, each side truly wants one thing: to feel safe. Educating children and adults on the proper use of firearms is the first step to creating safe homes across America."”