Safety Tips For Kids
Teach your children about personal safety at a young age so they
can better protect themselves.
Map out a route to and from school and walk it with your
children. Make sure they follow this same route every day unless
they have your permission to go another way.
Find out if your school has an attendance call-back program to
let you know if your child does not arrive at school.
Your child should carry some form of identification, for
example, a laminated ID card with his or her name, complete
address, telephone number and an emergency contact person and
their phone number.
Click here for more information on Ameritech's Kid Safe & Sound program, a child identification program which may be available in your community.
Keep up to date records on your child, including a recent
photo, a lock of hair wrapped in plastic, age, blood type, height
and weight, date and location of last dental x-rays,
distinguishing marks, eye color and any other identifying
In the event that you need to leave an older child at home
alone, be sure that he or she understands the following safety
How to call you at work, or a neighbor, if you can't be
How to call 911 in the event of an emergency
How to get out of the house in case of fire.
Never let anyone in the house, even someone who claims to be a
Never tell a caller they're home alone; tell them that their
parent can't come to the phone right now
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