Self-defense is a skill that students entering adolescence should have. Although it may be taught outside of school, it certainly is a subject that should be reinforced at any appropriate occasion. Several stories in the Prentice Hall Literature series lend themselves to to discussions about abduction and threats to personal safety.
Should you, as a literature teacher, wish to provide your students with information about protecting themselves, here are some excellent resources on the web:
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