Safety tips for children

e-Connections Post

With warmer weather and more children walking and biking to school, now is the time to remind your child of some important safety tips:

  • There is safety in numbers — avoid walking alone to and from school.
  • Avoid shortcuts — walk only in safe areas.
  • Never go into anyone’s home or get in anyone’s car that you do not know.
  • If approached or followed by a car, do not approach the car or speak to those inside, even if asked.Run in the opposite direction and seek help.
  • Remain alert to surroundings.
  • Always report suspicious behavior.

Police also recommend that parents teach their children how to dial 9-1-1 and help them memorize their home phone number and address.