Safety Rules for Children

Children

  • Remember - strangers are people that you do not know.
  • Never talk to strangers
  • Never accept candy or gifts from a stranger
  • Never let a stranger get too close, whether he or she is in a car, walking or standing
  • Always avoid strangers who are hanging around restrooms or the playground that may want to play with you or your friends
  • Never go anywhere whith a stranger no matter what story he or she tells you.  Ignore stories like "please help me find my lost puppy" or "your mother sent me to get you."
  • Never get near or into a stranger's car
  • Take the safest routes to and from school, stores and friend's houses
  • Never tell a stranger your name, address or telephone number
  • Never go to deserted places like deserted buildings, vacant lots, alleys, empty playgrounds and construction sites alone
  • Walk with friends or family.  It is safer and more fun
  • If a stranger in a car bothers you, turn and run in the opposite direction; it is not easy for a car to change directions suddenly
  • If a stranger grabs you, yell as loud as you can for help
  • Always stay in sight and hearing distance of a supervising adult
  • If lost in a store or mall, go to ta store clerk, security guard or police officer for help
  • Never allow anyone into the home without your parents permission, always use locks and alarms
  • Never let a caller at the door or on the telephone know that you are alone
  • Check in with a parent or trusted neighbor immediately after arriving home
  • Walk confidently. Be alert
  • Never allow anyone to touch you in a way that you feel uncomfertable.  Always tell your parents or someone you trust.  Never keep secrets.  You have the right to say "NO"