CHILD SAFETY

Four Important Child Safety Tips

1.Children should be on the lookout for situations or actions that make them feel uncomfortable, rather than certain kinds of people. ("Stay away from strangers" is a popular warning used to prevent child abduction and exploitation, however, many children are harmed by "acquaintances.")

2.If someone tries to take you somewhere, quickly get away from them and yell "Someone is trying to take me away!" Say "No", then go and tell.

3.If someone follows you on foot or in a car, run to a "safe place." A safe place is where there are other people around ... the home of a neighbor or friend or a store; not a wooded area or unoccupied building.

4.Parents should always carry pictures of their children (taken within the last 6 months) and should take time every day to make a mental note regarding the clothing being worn by their children.  

VEHCILE SAFETY


How to find the right car seat
1.Find a car seat that fits your child. As children grow, how they sit in your car will change. Make sure the car seat you purchase is designed to fit your child’s current size and age.
2.Make sure that the car seat is the right fit for your vehicle. Not all car seats fit in all vehicles. Test the car seat you plan to buy to make sure it fits well in your vehicle.
3.Buy a car seat that can be installed and used correctly every time.
Car Seat Help

LATCH system makes it easier to get the child seat in right - the first time and every time. Read more..

BULLYING

 

 

The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

 

 

McGruff website, a Wealth of Resources for Parents About Various Crime Prevention and Safety Issues


Spot the Clues Some parents don't think bullying is a big deal. They think it's a rite of passage to adulthood, that . . .

Some parents don’t think bullying is a big deal. They think it’s a rite of passage to adulthood, that it’s just kids being kids. But for kids, bullying is one of the biggest problems they face. In fact, every day 160,000 kids miss school because they’re scared of bullying.

A lot of the time kids don’t tell their parents that they’re being bullied. They may be embarrassed, or they may think that telling will make the bullying worse. To help their children, parents may need to do some detective work to spot the clues that bullying is happening. Here are some signs that a child is being bullied: Withdrawal

  • Drop in grades
  • Torn clothing
  • Loss of friends
  • Avoidance of school and other activities
  • Bruises
  • Need for extra money or supplies