Child Safety Tips for Parents and Children
Parents Teach Your Children:
- Their full name, address and phone number including area code
- Your full name, where you work, phone number and cell phone number
- Your secret password -- a word known only by you and your child
- Never to go with anyone who does not give your secret password
- A police officer is his/her friend
- To scream "HELP" or "FIRE" if they are in trouble
- How to make a long distance call, get the operator, and dial 9-1-1
- Stranger Danger will try to lure or trick the child using a toy, money, candy, lost puppy or anything else they can think of. They will also try to take the child away from the places where they play. Teach your child to always ASK the adult in charge before they go with ANYONE.
- A stranger is someone that you do not know.
- Most strangers will not try to harm you, but some strangers are dangerous, even if they dress nice or look friendly.
- NEVER take rides, candy, gifts or money from strangers. It's okay to say "NO THANK YOU."
- Always report to a police officer, a parent, a teacher or any adult you know if a stranger:
> Tries to join your play
> Asks you to go with him or her
> Tries to have a conversation with you or touch you while you are at the movies, playground, or walking anywhere
> Always try to get a full description of the stranger
> If you see a suspicious car, take down the license number with a pencil and paper, write it in the dirt or on the sidewalk with a stick or stone.
> > If you don't know ... don't go! < <
- Never play in alleys or deserted buildings
- Take a friend along when you go to playgrounds, stores, movies, etc.
- Come home before dark
- Never go anywhere unless you have your parent's permission and secret password.
- Phone home to tell your parents where you are if you change locations or will be late
- Never tell a caller that you are home alone
- Dial 9-1-1 if you are home alone and need help in an emergency.
CHILDREN, REMEMBER STRANGER DANGER RULES:
~ SAY NO!
~ GET AWAY!
~ TELL SOMEONE!
~ SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO YELL!