Personal Security For Children

  • Never run errands for strangers, even for money.
  • Never accept candy money or gifts from a stranger, or an invitation to a movie, etc.
  • Never get in to a car with a stranger for any reason.
  • Never Hitch-Hike.
  • If a stranger attempts to coax you into a car, yell and run, then write down the license number from a safe distance, or scratch it in the dirt.Then tell your parents teacher or a policemen.
  • If a friend gets in to a car with a stranger, even if you have warned him not to, write down the license number and tell a policeman, your parents or teacher right away.
  • Make sure that your parents always know you are and who you are with.
  • When collecting for charities, always travel in groups of two or more, and never go inside a stranger’s house.
  • Teach your children their full names, address and telephone No.
  • Tell them never to admit to being home alone on the phone or to someone at the door.
  • Instruct children to look out for each other and tell you when something unusual or suspicious happens.
  • Report suspicious individuals or vehicles lurking in areas where children play to the police.
  • Ask a trusted neighbour to provide security for your children if any threat or emergency arise while you are away from home. Offer to do same for them.
  • Every child should know that police are friends and be able to recognise the uniform and know that a policeman will be receptive if the child is lost or frightened.
  • Children should be encouraged to play with friends and never in isolated areas or vacant buildings.
  • Parents should always know where their children are.
  • Parents should ensure that baby-sitters are known and can be trusted