Safety for Kids

Emergency Calls to 9-1-1

Ask an adult to teach you to dial 9-1-1 on all types of telephones such as rotary, push button, cell and pay phones.

Reasons to Call 9-1-1

  • Someone is Seen Hurting Someone Else
  • You See an Accident
  • You See a Crime Happening
  • You See a Suspicious Activity
  • You Smell Smoke or See a Fire
  • Someone is Sick or Hurt

When Calling 9-1-1 Remember To:

  • Stay calm.
  • Speak loudly and clearly.
  • Give your full name, address and phone number.
  • Explain where you are and where the problem is.
  • Follow all of the operator's instructions carefully.
  • Don't hang up until the operator tells you to!

Bicycle Safety

  • Wearing a bicycle helmet can reduce the risk of head injuries by 95% and could save your life!
  • Ride as near to the right side of the road as possible and travel in the same direction as vehicles.
  • Be careful when passing parked vehicles or vehicles traveling in the same direction0
  • Don't operate more than two bicycles side-by-side.
  • Don't ride double on bicycles not built to carry two people, and ride only on the bicycle's regular seat!
  • Always be alert for traffic from all directions.
  • Don't "hitch" onto any other vehicle.
  • Let pedestrians go first at street crossings and on sidewalks.
  • To operate after dark, your bicycle must have a white light mounted on the front which can be seen at least 500 feet away, and a red light mounted on the rear that can be seen at least 500 feet away with a red reflector that can be seen from at least 300 feet away.
  • Get out of the street or roadway when you hear an emergency siren.

Stranger Danger

What is a stranger? A stranger is someone that you don't know, even if they know you. A stranger can be a man or a woman, and they can be nice or mean, good or bad. You cannot tell good people from bad people by what they look like, only by how they act.

Things That a Dangerous Stranger May Say or Do to a Child

  • Bribe: "I'll give you a present (candy, money, toys, etc.)"
  • Assistance: "My dog is lost, will you help me find it?"
  • Attention/Affection: "I won't like you anymore if you don't …," or "You are my favorite…"
  • Threat/Fear: "I'll hurt your mommy and daddy if you tell;" "No one will believe you;" or "I'll go to jail if you tell."
  • Emergencies: "Your mom is sick and she asked me to take you home."
  • There are many other ways a stranger, an acquaintance, or even a trusted adult can entice a child. Parents need to go over safety tips and play "what if" games with their children.

What to Do When You Are Approached by a Stranger

  • Say "NO" loudly and repeatedly.
  • Get physically away from the stranger (run away).
  • Tell an adult.