SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - Last week News 8 did a series of reports on weak laws and a lack of resources available for tracking sex offenders.

This week we're focusing on ways to protect your family.

Children are not allowed to carry pepper spray and Tasers, but parents can arm them with knowledge that can save their lives.

In this CrimeFighters video report, Jeff Zevely spends time with a crime prevention specialist in San Marcos.