What Every Child Should Know
Your child should know
His or Her name, address, phone number
And how to make a collect call home
He or She
should remember
The Acronym
Make It A Rule
  • If someone tries to take you away, yell, "This person is not my father (or mother)" and scream.
  • If you get lost in a store, find another mom with children or go to the checkout counter. Don't wander around on your own.
  • Always tell your parents where you are going and when you'll be home and return home before dark.
  • Always play or go places with at least one other person - NOT alone.
  • Know your body belongs to you. Trust your feelings. Say "NO" and run away from a situation that doesn't feel right.
  • There are certain kinds of strangers that can assist you when you need help. For instance: mothers with children, other children, police in uniform or store clerks in the mall.
  • Walk and play at places your parents said were OK. Avoid shortcuts or alleys.
  • Don't allow adults to trick or force you into going places or doing things like; help find pets, carry packages, take pictures, play games, or take drugs with them. Always check with you parents first.
  • Don't accept candy, money, gifts or rides from any adult without your parent's permission. Your parents and you will use a password, so if someone says they sent them to pick you up.
  • Always lock your home and car doors. Don't tell anyone that you are home alone.
Teach Your Child
  • To dial 911.
  • To use the pay phone without money.
  • His or Her address and phone number.
Your child should know that he or she is a special person,
and deserve to feel safe.

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