“STOP! DON’T TOUCH. RUN AWAY. TELL A GROWN-UP.”The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program is a gun accident prevention program developed by a task force made up of educators, school administrators, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, clinical psychologists, law enforcement officials and National Rifle Association firearm safety experts. It began in 1988 with one mission: teach children four simple, easy to remember steps so they know what to do if they ever come across a gun. In 2015 the NRA introduced a fresh, new Eddie and added some friends—his Wing Team. Though Eddie has evolved, his mission has not. In the brand new video, Eddie and his friends remind children that if they see a gun, they need to Stop! Don’t touch. Run away. Tell a grown-up.
You talk about stranger danger, Internet safety, fire drills and more with children...so why not include gun safety? The program makes no value judgments about firearms, no firearms are ever used, and it covers an important topic that needs to be addressed with kids. Like swimming pools, electrical outlets and matchbooks, firearms are simply treated as a part of everyday life. With firearms found in about half of all American households, it’s a stance that makes sense.
A special kid-friendly webpage, called The Eddie Eagle Tree House is also available. This experience allows children to discover Eddie’s video and lesson individually, or it provides an interactive element for groups and families to talk through together. Visit www.eddieeagle.com to learn more.
Neither Eddie nor any members of his Wing Team are ever shown touching a firearm, and there is no promotion of firearm ownership or use. The NRA does not make any sort of profit off the program, nor does it intend to. The goal of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program is to help prevent accidents and keep children safe.
MEET EDDIE EAGLE AND HIS WING TEAM
Maybe your child is a leader like Eddie. Maybe your son is a bit silly like Gary or an inquisitive Howie. Maybe your daughter is sweet like Maya or maybe she's got a good sense of humor like Fiona. We've created a team of fun and relatable characters to teach your children a very important lesson about gun safety. Learn more and interact with Eddie Eagle and his Wing Team at the Eddie Eagle Tree House.
Eddie EagleEveryone wants to be Eddie Eagle’s friend. Fun and safety are his top priorities. Eddie loves to play sports – basketball is his favorite! He learned safety rules from his dad, who serves on the city’s safety squad. Eddie is always looking out for his friends to make sure they stay safe. Nothing gets past his eagle eyes!
Fiona FalconFiona Falcon is the newest bird on the block. She just moved from the big city and met Eddie and his Wing Team when they invited her to play a game of basketball. Fiona makes everything fun and always knows how to make her friends laugh.
Howie HummingbirdHowie Hummingbird is always in everyone’s business because he never wants to miss out on any fun! Curious Howie has LOTS of questions. He sometimes sticks his beak where it shouldn’t be … mostly because he’s following his friend Gary. And of course he hums!
Gary GooseGary Goose is, well, a bit of a goof. He doesn’t always hear when his friends talk to him because he takes his video games with him everywhere he goes. Gary doesn’t get into trouble on purpose – he just has a way of finding himself in sticky situations.
Maya GuacamayaMaya Guacamaya (that’s Spanish for macaw) loves making new friends. Maya is so sweet and kind; giving hugs is her favorite way to say hello! Her family is from Costa Rica, so she is always trying to teach the group some new Spanish words.
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