“We have television, movies and video games that are so violent,” Gresham said. “Children of this age do not realize the finality of death because when they see someone die on television, they see them in another program the next week. They just don’t really understand it yet.”
Officer Daisy Haywood, known as Officer Friendly to the TECC kids, of the Jacksonville Police Department, comes in once a month to teach different characteristics, according to James Lanier of TECC.
This month’s characteristic is responsibility, so Gresham worked with JPD to get the program to her school. The program was scheduled in November.