The family of a Victoria teen who was killed by two classmates is lobbying for online votes to bring a safety program into B.C. schools.
Kimberly Proctor, 18, was lured to a home in 2010 where she was raped, beaten and then killed. Kruse Wellwood, then 16, and Cameron Moffat, then 17, were sentenced as adults to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.
Proctor's family said Saturday that they want to do something to help prevent similar tragedies for other families.
They're lobbying for a personal safety program called Kids in the Know, created by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, to be available in all B.C. schools from kindergarten to Grade 9.
"We have to let our children understand there these dangers out there. There are people out there that prey upon the vulnerable," said Jo-Anne Landolt, Proctor’s aunt.
Landolt said she spent months researching different programs before supporting Kids in the Know, which she felt was a comprehensive program including internet, street and home safety. It also involves parents through worksheets that kids bring home.
Kids in the Know, which costs about $260 per school, is being used by the Nova Scotia Ministry of Education, and a few schools in Ontario and B.C.
Landolt is trying to raise money for the project through a contest sponsored by an insurance company that's giving away $1 million to fund community projects. She’s asking the public to vote for Kids in the Know on the Aviva Community Fund website from Oct. 3-19.