Summer safety tips for kids
Dallas Morning News, Nancy Churnin, June 3, 2009
Do you have to go to work while the kids stay at home? Or do you just anticipate leaving
them at home for short stretches while you run errands or get some exercise? Either way,
you may want to consider some of these safety tips from PeopleFinders.com and
Safety Center Incorporated.
Tell us how you keep your kids safe and if there's anything you would add or subtract
from this list.
Tell your children NOT to answer the phone or door while you are away (unless you're calling
them!) -- and never admit to being alone.
Always keep a list of emergency contacts handy, including the best number to reach you, 911,
and the numbers for family, friends and trusted neighbors.
Create a list of approved (and NOT approved) activities for your children to play while you
Allocate "safe houses within your neighborhood where your kids can go if they feel they are
Teach your children the danger of strangers. Reinforce that they should never leave with someone
they don't know.
Show and tell what to do do in different emergency situations, including if they need to leave
the home quickly and safely.