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.  

NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.


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..




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


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Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center

Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse and rape, the provision of services to victims of violent crime, and elderly, disabled and minor victims of all crime. Violence directed against victims is an abuse of power, often directed at our most vulnerable, and must be met with unwavering resolve to hold perpetrators accountable, and provide victims with the support and services they need. Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center is committed to informing victims of their rights, involving them in the decision making process, securing crime victim compensation to which they are entitled and treating every victim with respect and dignity. The organization provides victim services training to law enforcement and works collaboratively with them to ensure an accurate and up-to-date sex offender registry.

Parents for Megan’s Law staffs the Local and National Megan's Law Help lines. The organization is a New York State Certified Rape Crisis Center.
1 (888) ASK-PFML