Guest Post from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Texas Regional Office: Summer Safety
The following is a message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Texas Regional Office about summer safety for kids. I encourage all Texans to take a moment to read through these tips:
Summer is here and with that comes adventures at summer camps, trips to amusement parks and memories to be made during family vacations. This is also the perfect time to review some tips to help keep your children safer during the next few months. For more information, visit KidSmartz.org.
- Remind your children to always CHECK FIRST with the adult in charge before they go anywhere or do anything and to CHECK IN regularly while gone.
- Encourage your children to always TAKE A FRIEND when going anywhere.
- Reassure your children that it is OK to SAY NO if something or someone makes them feel uncomfortable, scared or confused.
- Emphasize to your children that they can TELL A TRUSTED ADULT about any situation that might make them feel uncomfortable, scared or confused.
You are your child's best resource when it comes to staying safer online and in the real world. For more information about online safety, check out the parents' section of the NetSmartz Workshop.
Have a safe and fun summer!