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Do's and Don'ts for Child Safety

 

 

Do

 

Don't

bulletknow your telephone number, address, and your parents' full names: for example, Mary or Joe Smith... not just "mom" or "dad."
bulletlet your parents know where you are and who you are with. Play with friends, and remember, there is safety in numbers.
bullettell your parents who your friends are and where they live... especially new friends and adults you meet.
bullettell your parents if someone talks about sex or love.
bullettell your parents if someone touches you or asks to take pictures of you. Secrets about bad touches are bad secrets. Tell your parents, teacher, doctor, or some other adult you trust if someone asks you to keep a bad secret.

 

bulletaccept rides from a strangers or get in their car.
bulletopen a door to a stranger... Never open the door to anyone when you are home alone.
bulletgive information over the phone to someone you do not know.
bullettell anyone you are home alone.
bulletgo into a person's house without your parent's permission.
bulletplay in isolated places.

 

REMEMBER

bulletIf a stranger tries to grab you, fight and yell for help in a loud voice, "This is not my mommy or daddy. I don't know this person."
bulletMost adults don't ask children for help or directions. They ask other adults.
bulletIf a stranger is following you, don't run and hide. Go where there are other people.
bulletLearn how to say "NO!" loud and clear.
bulletTrust your instincts. No one has the right to touch you if you don't want them to.
bulletThere are good touches and bad touches.
bulletGood touches make us feel warm and happy.
bulletBad touches make us feel scared and bad.

If someone touches you in a way that makes you uncomfortable, say, "NO!" get away, and tell someone.

bulletIt takes courage to talk to someone about your secrets. If no one believes you, keep telling until someone does. Don't give up!
 

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