Safety Tips

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1.Never go anywhere, with anyone, at anytime without asking permission from a trusted adult.
2.Always tell an adult where you are going. Always ask permission.
3.Don't go out alone.
4.Say NO if you feel threatened and then tell an adult.
5.A stranger is someone who behaves in a strange or inappropriate way. Adults asking kids for help can be potentially dangerous. Kids beware! Always verify the situation with a trusted adult.
6.Listen to your internal alarm system - follow your instincts – If you feel funny about a situation, there is probably a good reason for it. Your gut reaction is your instinct. Listen to it!
7.If someone tries to hurt you, you have the right to say NO! Get Away from them and tell someone you trust.
8.Know all you personal information, your full name, your complete address and phone number, including area code.
9.Never admit, either on the phone or at the door, to being home alone.
10.Never open the door when you are home alone. Verify all information.
11.If you walk to school, know a safe place (for example, at a trusted neighbor's home) along the route, where you can get help if you need it.
12.Go places with other kids. Look out for each other and tell a trusted adult when something suspicious or unusual occurs.
13.Call 911 if you feel you are in a dangerous situation. The call to 911 is free, even from a pay phone.
14.Have your parents teach you how to make a collect call, so you can always reach them if you are uncomfortable or feel threatened.
15.Never give out your name or any other personal information to someone ONLINE. Never tell someone ONLINE where you go to school, or where you live. If someone talks to you ONLINE in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable- listen to your instincts – and tell your parents.

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