Founded in 2019, Defend Our Children Charity's mission is to provide schools in the United States with Personal Safe Space Desks. These desks give children instant access to cover and safety in the event of imminent dangers such as school shootings, unexpected inclement weather, bullying and sexual abuse.
Active Shooter Protection
Students need immediate protection from the first second a threat occurs. With less than 18 inches of vertical body movement a student can "duck" to take "cover" behind the ballistic panels of their personal defender safety desk. This immediately removes the student from the attacker's sight. Now that they are concealed, they can enter the defender safety zone of the desk to "Shelter in Place". Become a donor, help get these evolutionary safety desks in classrooms before more precious lives are senselessly taken from us.
Unexpected Inclement Weather Shelter
Mother Nature is unpredictable. A freak Tornado or Micro Burst can form anywhere, anytime without warning or time to prepare. A teacher now has the unprecedented security option to simply tell the children to “Take Cover” and “Shelter them in Place” to protect them from possible flying or falling debris. No more scurrying into hallways, holding your hands on top of your head and hoping for the best.
Refuge from Knife Attacks
Metal detectors and hand wands were the safety net of the past, now 3-D printers have changed all that. 3D printed weapons can easily enter any school and classroom undetected. Once a weapon threat of injury reveals itself in a classroom, our Defender Personal Safety Zone Desks take over thwarting the attackers intentions to hurt our children.
Malicious Fire Alarm Safeguard
We can avoid senseless tragedies by not forcing children to leave their classroom the moment a fire alarm is heard or triggered. Having children shelter in place until that "fire alarm" or "Bomb Threat" is verified will save lives!.
Click on the tab below to review how the International Association of Fire Chiefs are already addressing the threat of false alarms and how active shooters are using them to get our children out into their target zones!