Summer is almost upon us. Here are a few tips to review with your children to help them stay safer as the days get longer:
- Remind your children that they are never to go anywhere with a stranger – no matter the reason.
- Create a secret word to share with your child that will only be used if you send someone other than yourself to take them anywhere. If the stranger cannot tell your child the secret word, your child is immediately to run to a trusted adult.
- Always use the buddy system. Your child should always have a friend with them whether they are riding their bicycle, walking to the park or even hanging out in the front yard.
- Beware strangers in cars, trucks or SUV’s offering rides.
The moral of this story is for your child to never go anywhere with a stranger. Summer is a fun time to be enjoyed with friends – the more, the merrier!