Summer vacations will be starting soon and that can mean vacations, summer camp and day trips. Not to mention kids under foot 24/7. Now would be a good time to empower your children with safety information.
- Don't put your children's names on backpacks, shirts or school lunches. You don't want a predator to call your child by name.
- By age 5, your children should know their full name, address, home and cell phone numbers. Teach them what to say to a 911 operator if they have an emergency.
- Share meals with your children and have them share the best and worst that happen to them at school. Listen carefully to your child's fears and be supportive in all discussions.
- Role-playing specific, dangerous situations and how to handle them will help your child become more assertive when they need to take action for their safety.
It is important that parents enhance their awareness of their neighborhood, friends and family.
Take some time now to explain safety tips to your children so you and your family can have a safe and fun summer.
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