Child Safety Tips
- Do not open the door to any stranger, especially if you’re alone. Do not let anyone know that you are alone.
- Never give a stranger your personal information like your name, phone number, address, etc. Do not give out any personal information on the Internet.
- Before going somewhere, get your parents’ permission. Always tell them where you are going, who you are going with, and how you are getting there.
- Always get permission from your parents before getting into a car or leaving with someone, even if it is someone familiar.
- Never accept money or gifts without first telling your parents.
- If someone offers you an unknown substance or drugs, tell a grown-up immediately.
- Use the “buddy” system whenever possible. This means you should not go places by yourself.
- If someone touches you in a way that makes you feel uneasy or don’t like, immediately tell a grown-up who you trust. Do not feel guilty. It is not your fault. Do not keep it inside.
- Know an alternative way out of the house, in case a fire or another emergency blocks one entrance way.
- Review emergency numbers with your parents and keep them on the refrigerator.
- Don’t use dangerous equipment or kitchen appliances without an adult.
- Memorize the name and contact information of one family member who does not live at home with you.
- Share with your parents the Internet sites that you visit, and do not surf sites that seem unfamiliar or unsafe.
- Practice home safety rules with your family members.
School Safety Tips
Publication Reprinted from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Website