May, 2020

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May, 2020

*Be aware of your surroundings.  Consciously and continuously survey your surroundings and make decisions on where to run based on your intuition and gut feeling.

*Run with confidence.  Even if you don’t feel confident, fake it!  Run with your shoulders back, look others in the eye.  Don’t show fear.  

*Run with pepper spray.  It’s inexpensive and easy to purchase.  Call us at 440-463-5022 to purchase!
Know how to operate it (we’ll teach you) and be prepared to use it.

*Research the area you will be running.  You can look up the crime rates in different parts of the cities or town easily online.  Choose neighborhoods you feel comfortable running in.

*Always let someone know where you are headed and run with your phone.  Use the “Find My Friends” app on your iPhone so your loved ones know right where you are.

*Most importantly, take a C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense class.
Learn techniques to use to get away from a dangerous situation.
C.O.B.R.A. Defense Mentor’s Google Business listing was recently compromised!  Although we were able to recreate the page, we lost all of the wonderful reviews our client’s had written over the past three years.
If you have taken one of our classes (even if it was three years ago), please write a review of your experience with us.  Even if you don’t feel “chatty”, no words are needed, just give us a five star review please!  These review are so important to our business.

We appreciate your support and appreciate you helping to spread the word about C.O.B.R.A. Defense Mentor.  

To write a review, type in “self defense mentor” in the Google search bar.  When the results come up, click on “COBRA Defense Mentor”.  Then, click on the “Write a Review” button directly under the picture.

Thank You!

If you thought it was difficult to monitor your kids’ internet usage before COVID-19, it’s near impossible now. 

With days taken up with online schoolwork, FaceTime, Zoom for work and Zoom for fun, you and your kids are  probably spending a lot more time online while in quarantine than ever before.

Unfortunately, it’s not all academia and family connections—the internet can be a risky place, especially for children. 

Be aware of the top online threats for kids:

1.  Cyberbullying.  Almost 35% of kids age 12-17  have been cyberbullied at some point in their life, and 11.5% have bullied someone else online.  Girls are more likely to be the victims of cyberbullying, and more boys admit to bullying others online.

2.  Online predators:  Child victims can be as young as 1 or as old as 17.  Girls make up the majority of child victims, while the majority of online predators are male.

3.  Exposure to inappropriate content:  Everything from vulgar language and hate speech to graphically violent or sexual images can have a harmful effect on impressionable children.  Over 55% of tweens (age 10-12) have been exposed to violent content on the internet, and nearly 60% have come across sexually explicit words or images.

What can you do?  Monitor your child’s internet usage.  Talk to your child about the potential dangers.  Use parental control software.


Finally, be aware of the lingo kids are using on-line!  Here are just a few:

P911 – Parents are in the room
KPC – Keeping parents clueless
CU46 – See you for sex

For the full list of abbreviations, email us at or give us a call at 440-463-5022 and we’ll forward the full list to you.


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