Don Shomette

People are the Prize

What Do You See Wednesday (29 Jan 2014)


Check out the comments to read what others have seen!

Being able to spot what is safe and unsafe takes practice. And experience is invaluable. We’re going to post a new picture each Wednesday and after everyone has had a chance to comment, we’ll review and discuss the findings.

Today’s picture is from a local library.  To control movement into this room, the staff has posted this sign on a safety cone.  It reads, “TEEN ZONE.  2:30-5:00. NO ADULTS OR CHILDREN UNDER 11.

As in all things related to safety, we try to understand the behavior by asking why?  Why this behavior?  Why here?  Why now?  Why did they do this?

I can’t wait to comment on this one so hurry and let me know what you think.  I see big ‘perspective’ and safety implications.

What do you see?


Author: Don Shomette

Don Shomette is a trainer, speaker, consultant, and owner of People are the Prize, a violence prevention company that helps people to prevent and survive a school attack. He has spent a lifetime working with police officers and principals and is consistently evaluated by those who attend his trainings as one of the best instructors ever. Don challenges, entertains, and helps school personnel to think of preventing violence in a new and positive way.

4 thoughts on “What Do You See Wednesday (29 Jan 2014)

  1. You got a lot harder on this one…. !

  2. If the only people allowed in the room during the allotted time, there is reduced supervision or fear that teens may be caught doing something they should not. Also an adult could enter and take advantage of a teen inside.

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