Does your family have a plan for in case someone breaks in? Do you think you would all keep it together or would you freeze up, maybe the kids running all over. Backwoods survival blog tells you how to create a panic room and I would advise having discussions with the kids on what to do in a situation like that. I think they would feel less afraid if they were prepared. Hopefully nothing will ever happen but it does and it seems to be happening more frequently so we should think about how we can be prepared.
Advice for Homesteaders — How to Create a Panic Room