- Always tell your parents where you will be.
- Travel in groups or with a buddy. There is safety in numbers.
- If you see someone hanging around the school yard or the park tell your parents. Learn to give a good description. Is the person tall or short, dark or light, colour of eyes and hair, if he/she is driving; colour, make and model of car and license plate number.
- Do not travel in dark and lonely areas.
- Do not accept jobs, rides or gifts from strangers even if you know the person and let the person know that your parents know.
- It is not fun to run away from home. There is nothing so terrible that you cannot tell your parents.
- Do not take dares to go into lonely places or dark areas.
- Do not answer the door when you are home alone, or tell people that you will be alone; if someone persists in calling or trying to get in the house dial 911 at once.
- Do not approach people in cars that ask for directions: step back and tell the occupants that you do not know and then run or walk rapidly away. Adults should not be asking children for directions. Read about the “Back Pack Toss”.
- If someone touches you in a way that makes you feel bad or uncomfortable: yell and tell. It is your body and no one has a right to make your feel bad even if it is a relative or a friend. Tell and keep telling until somebody believes you. Remember you did nothing wrong!
- Do not go with strangers even if they are dressed as policemen. Insist on running home first.
- Do not believe people who promise you a TV or modeling career. Tell your parents if somebody does.
- If your parents don’t believe you, then tell your teacher or someone you trust.
Sit down in a quiet place and read these rules to your child/children on the 1st of every month. Make sure they understand each point. Don’t stop until they have memorized each one.