Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

'Dateline' series to explore child gun safety, feature USF professor

USF Professor Ray Miltenberger

USF Professor Ray Miltenberger

TAMPA — The third installment of NBC Dateline's series "My Kid Would Never Do That" will feature a University of South Florida professor and explore the issue of gun safety when it airs this Sunday at 8 p.m.

The show places children in challenging situations without the guidance of parental supervision, then uses hidden cameras to analyze their decision-making skills.

This segment was filmed in the Tampa Bay area and a video preview shows the parents of two teen boys observing from NBC's "roving watch mobile" as theirs sons, hanging at a local park, discover a gun planted under a picnic table by a Tampa Police Department corporal.

Also in the segment, according to USF, Professor Raymond Miltenberger , who specializes in behavioral sciences, will explain and test two methods for teaching gun safety to children. He has also created a gun injury prevention program utilizing the two methods, behavioral skills training and in-situation training.

Miltenberger is a professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences and the director of the Applied Behavior Analysis programs.

The first two segments in the Dateline series explored "stranger danger" and "party safety and sex." The last one, scheduled for June 28, will tackle cyberbullying.

'Dateline' series to explore child gun safety, feature USF professor 06/19/15 [Last modified: Friday, June 19, 2015 10:45am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Mother's testimony about toddler's death brings judge to tears


    TAMPA — Nayashia Williams woke up early on May 7, 2014, to the sound of her daughter calling for her. It was the last time the young mother's mornings would begin with a summons from Myla Presley, who couldn't yet climb over the mesh fencing around the playpen she used as a bed.

    Deandre Gilmore looks towards the gallery Tuesday in a Tampa courtroom. Gilmore is accused of killing the 19 month-old daughter of his girlfriend in 2014. He said the child fell while he was giving her a bath. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  2. Speakers: Getting tough can't be only response to teen car thefts


    ST. PETERSBURG — Bob Dillinger remembers coming to Pinellas County as a legal intern in 1975. There were five major poverty zones in St. Petersburg.

  3. Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility and spousal abuse


    White House officials working on trade policy were alarmed last month when a top adviser to President Donald Trump circulated a two-page document that alleged a weakened manufacturing sector leads to an increase in abortion, spousal abuse, divorce and infertility, two people familiar with the matter told the …

  4. Black entrepreneur says city stiffing him on project after he endorsed Rick Baker


    ST. PETERSBURG — A prominent African-American resident says his endorsement of mayoral candidate Rick Baker has led city officials to freeze him out of a major construction project along the historic "Deuces" stretch of 22nd Street S.