Summer Safety &
Crime Tips For Kids...
& Safety Tips for Kids
Another school year has come and gone, and you guys are out of school for summer
vacation. Wow!! We
hope that all kids have a safe and enjoyable summer, doing all the fun things
that kids do. Here are a few tips for for you and your parents to help make
their summer a really safe one.
You Are Playing Outside
- Stay away from curbs when you're walking, and walk with friends.
It's fun when you're with friends. People may not bother you as easily if
you're with friends.
- Let your parents or guardians know where you are going and how long
you plan on being there. Tell them the route that you are going to use to
all traffic lights when crossing the street, and cross in the crosswalks.
play near rest rooms!
play in streets or alleys! Use our
parks and playgrounds to play in.
- Try to play in a group with
friends. You're safer in a group than you are by yourself. If you get in
trouble in a group, there is someone there to help you.
- If someone driving a car stops and calls you to their vehicle, DON'T
go near the car. Move away from the vehicle. If possible, try to get a look
at the driver or the person who is calling you as you move away. Also try to
remember the license plate, and the make and color of the car. Always run in
the opposite direction of the car; never run in the direction that the car
is facing. Then get to a safe place and tell an adult you trust what
happened. If you see a police officer on the street, stop him or her and
ever talk to strangers on the street or accept anything from them such as
money, candy, or even a puppy. NEVER
go with anyone, even if they tell you that they are looking for a lost
person or pet. Get away from that person as quickly as possible. Tell an
adult or the police what happened.
When You Are Home Alone
open the door for anyone you don't know.
- Keep the doors and windows locked. Ask your parents to teach you how
to open and lock doors and windows.
let anyone into your home to use your phone, bathroom, or anything else.
Your home is not a public phone booth or a public rest room. If there is an
emergency outside your home, call 9-1-1 for help and tell the police what is
going on. The police will send someone to your home!
- If you call 9-1-1 for help, DON'T
hang the phone up. Leave the receiver off the hook and dangling after you
talk to us. This way, the police can still hear you in case anything happens
before help arrives.
talk to strangers on the phone. And NEVER
tell the person on the phone that your parents are not home and that you are
alone. Tell the person that your parents are not able to come to the phone
at this moment, that you will take their name and number, and that your
parents will return their call when they can.
- If there is someone hanging around near your home, call for help by
dialing 9-1-1. Tell the dispatcher what the person is doing and give a
description of the person. Help will be sent to you.
play with matches!
hope these safety tips will help you have a SAFE and FUN-filled summer!