Officer Phil’s Corner

POLICE DEPARTMENT , City of Newark                                           

                                   Phil Holland, Police Officer                 

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS

 

A SAFE KID NEVER;

  • Answers the door if they are home alone
  • Says they’re home alone when on the phone
  • Takes candy, money or gifts from anyone without asking parents
  • Goes anywhere, for any reason, with someone they do not know or trust
  • Keeps a secret from their parents, even if told by someone else

 

A SAFE KID ALWAYS;

  • Knows their full name, parent’s phone numbers, and how to call 911
  • Knows that it is OK to day “NO” to an adult
  • Tells their parents immediately if touched somewhere that a bathing suit would cover
  • Yells “THIS IS NOT MY PARENT” or “STRANGER” if grabbed or touched by someone you do not know
  • Stays away from all vehicles when not with a parent or trusted adult
  • Tells their parents where they are at all times
  • Tells their parent about places they do not feel safe or people that make them afraid