Personal Safety For Children

Personal Safety For Children


Instructions for Parents - en español

  • TEACH your child their full name, address and phone number.
  • KNOW your children’s friends. BE INVOLVED in their activities, LISTEN and BE SENSITIVE to their behavior or attitude.
  • NEVER allow your child to play in the street without adult supervision. The street is for vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic ONLY. If you see a neighbor child unsupervised in the street, contact the parent IMMEDIATELY.
  • PROVIDE your child with good bicycle safety procedures when riding in the street. Have them WEAR a bicycle helmet.
  • NEVER allow your child to go into someone’s home without your permission.
  • INSTRUCT your child to contact a store employee if they should become lost or separated from you.
  • Organize an ACTIVE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUP. A criminal’s worst enemy is concerned and active citizens!
  • STRANGERS are people you don’t know. Children should not contact or go with a stranger unless the child runs away and finds you FIRST and you give them permission. Do not allow them to approach a stranger’s car.
  • Make up a PASSWORD that only you share with your child. That way if a STRANGER tells your child that you need help, your child will ask for a PASSWORD.
  • Your child should NEVER tell a stranger on the phone or at the door that they are home alone. DO NOT open the door to strangers. COMMUNICATE through a closed door.
  • USE SAFETY BELTS and SAFETY SEATS. Never leave your child unattended in the car. Lock your car and take the keys! It’s the Law!

Courtesy of the Olathe, Kansas, Police Department (913) 971-7500