"PLAYITSAFE" gives women, men and children the confidence and increased awareness skills that could keep them from potential danger.

Fighting off child predators: “Don’t go quietly”

Solana Beach parents learn how to keep kids safe at free workshop

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. - Dozens of parents in Solana Beach spent Tuesday evening learning new ways to teach their children about stranger danger.

A "Play It Safe" workshop was held for parents at Skyline Elementary. A 7-year-old girl was almost kidnapped from the campus last month. Jack Doshay is charged with wrapping the child's head and mouth with packing tape in an attempt to drag her off campus. She fought him off.
The victim's parents sat quietly in the back row during the workshop. Many parents were hoping to talk to them about where their daughter learned to fight off her attacker. The victim's parents left without talking, but they told the instructor they started role playing with their daughter when she was just a toddler.


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Trust Their Instincts

"The girls had a wonderful time and I was very pleased with your program. I was impressed how you addressed staying aware, not afraid, taught them to trust their instincts, and most importantly, gave them the tools to avoid confrontation but protect themselves, if necessary."

- "Michelle" Girl Scout Troop Leader-San Diego

For Boys and Girls!

"I cannot thank you enough for the work you do. Your program continues to provide young children with the knowledge and skills to deal with difficult situations in their home, community, and school. Most importantly you inspire them to be confident, use their voices, and exert their POWER. Every time I observe you and Matt working with the children I am absolutely amazed and reminded how important your course is for all of our sons and daughters. Thank you so much for everything you do." "

"Jontue" MS, OTR/L

My Favorite Girl Scout Workshop!

"My girls loved your workshop! They could not stop talking about it! They loved, loved your real life stories! Also, my 8th grader thanked me for making her stay in Girl Scouts. She said this workshop topped any other workshop they have done! They can't wait for the next session!"

- "Sarah" Girl Scout Troop Leader-San Diego

Significant Difference

"Thank you again for the amazing class! I truly feel that you made a significant difference in our girl's lives. The troop and moms are still buzzing about how wonderful the training was. We look forward to having an annual training from you."

- Cindy- Girl Scout Troop Leader

Instilling Confidence

"Instilling a sense of confidence safety and security has been one of our main goals. Within a half hour of leaving your course - she encountered a bully and was able to use the training taught. We will continue to work on the core lessons you taught! Thank you again! "

-Terry- Mother

Your class is AWESOME!!

"Your class is AWESOME!! I went because husband said I should. You and your team did an excellent job- so glad I took the class! Highly recommend:) Thank you!"

Kathy-Adult student

Picking On Her

"Your class was wonderful! My daughter, Scarlett, used some of what she learned yesterday to deal with a boy who was picking on her. She was nice and he just walked away. She was thrilled! She feels totally confident now. Thank you so much!!! I look forward to doing another class."

-Beth - Mother

A powerful message!

I had no idea how powerful your message would be. Your lessons give vital information that everyone should hear, repeatedly. Not only do you discuss these hard to broach topics but you empower children with confidence and techniques to keep them powerful. I learned a lot too. I'm sure we will book a follow up class in the future for our scouts. Thank you for a great class, I'll make sure at every opportunity I recommend your program.

Michelle-Mission Meadows Elementary School
Some of PlayItSafe clients include:
• GIRL & BOY Scouts
* NCL-National Charity League
• San Diego Association of Realtors
• Barney and Barney LLC
• Eventnetwork
• S.A.Y. Prime Time after school program San Diego City Schools • SDUSD Middle & High Schools
• Y.M.C.A. Camps and after-school program
• San Diego Padres Employees
• Social Advocates for Youth S.A.Y.-employees
• Turning The Hearts Org.
• The Training Club
• Pacific Athletic Club
• Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club
• FROGS Fitness
• Sharp's Hospital
• Genentech
• Elite Security
• San Diego Job Corp
• Northrop Grumman
• ROEL Construction
• Point Loma High School
• The Bishop's School of La Jolla
• High Tech High & Middle Schools
• Harmonium Inc., After school Enrichment Program
• M.O.P.S Mothers of Preschoolers
• Rock Academy after-school program and girls physical education class
• Horizon Christian Summer Camps
• Burn's for Passion Purity Fitness Camps
• Point Loma Nazerene University
• Several local churches including; Calvary Chapel, The Rock Church, Horizon Christian
• Fellowship, Point Loma Nazerene First Church
• Miss City of San Diego Contestants
• Top Gun Allstars-Competitive cheer-leading organization

Tracie Arlington, Founder & Lead Instructor

Tracie has her black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been teaching self-defense courses since 1998 to women, teens and children. She is also a certified "Rape Escape" instructor for the Women's Self-Defense Institute: defenduniversity.com

In 2006 USA Freestyle Martial Arts voted her "Instructor of the Year." Tracie has conducted classes for colleges, high schools, local businesses, children's camps, places of worship, community centers, Girl and Boy Scout troops, teen groups, and mother's groups. She is also a local speaker to Mom's groups and Women's organizations throughout San Diego County. The mother of two sons, she is an advocate of child safety training. She also has a BA in Communications, with an emphasis in training. She has appeared on numerous shows, including Dr. Phil, The Doctors, San Diego Living.

The G.E.T. PURPOSE: "To certify physical education teachers so they can empower their students with: sexual assault prevention training, abduction defense and bully defense."

The goal is that self-defense is required to be taught in all schools, nation-wide.