Safety In The Neighborhood:
◊ Pick neighborhood boundaries using signiﬁ cant
◊ Regularly check to make sure your child
remains inside the boundaries.
◊ Reinforce the “buddy system.”
◊ Tell children which neighbors they may visit.
◊ Be aware of unfamiliar cars in the area.
◊ Interact regularly with neighbors.
If Your Child Is Missing:
At home: Check closets, laundry, in & under beds,
inside appliances, and vehicles. Look outside and
anywhere a child may hide. Call 911 if your child
is still missing!
In a store: Notify the store manager or security
ofﬁ ce. Call 911.
Information 911 needs: Child’s name, date of birth,
height, weight, unique identiﬁ ers (marks, scars,
glasses, braces, ect.), clothing description and time
your child was seen. Provide photo(s) to ofﬁ cers.
“Strangers pose the biggest safety risk to my child...” This statement may be the
most common myth surrounding child safety. In many cases, victims and parents
know the perpetrator who is often a family member or trusted friend and responsible
for your child’s safety.
While diligence is needed at home, children also need protection when they are out.
Unfortunately, they are confused with the complex concept of strangers which makes “Stranger Danger”
difﬁ cult to grasp. A better approach is to teach children about good “friends” who help during emergencies.
Some friends are: Teachers, Police Ofﬁ cers, Fireﬁ ghters, Doctors, and Medics.
Set positive examples and help children talk with “friends.”
◊ Children should know their full name and home
◊ Teach children that adults shouldn’t approach
kids for help or directions and to immediately
tell a “friend.”
◊ Don’t drop off children at malls, movie theaters,
video arcades, or parks for unsupervised time.
◊ Never leave children unattended in automobiles.
◊ Tell children it’s OK to say “NO” to strangers.
Safety At Home:
◊ Post rules where children see them.
◊ Choose baby-sitters with care. Contact
references and listen why children do not like
◊ Teach children to lock doors and do not open or
talk with anyone at the door.
◊ If children are home alone arrange for a family
friend to stop by and call often!
◊ Store poisonous materials out of children’s
◊ Set the water heater below 120 degrees.
◊ Keep pot and pan handles turned toward the
back of the stove.
◊ Keep knives, forks, graters and other sharp
utensils away from children.
◊ Jewelry can choke children if swallowed.
For emergencies, call 911
With your child:
Know their friends
Set & Enforce rules
Bremerton Police Department