Crime Prevention Tips
- Your child or teen spends a great deal of time online.
- You find pornography on the family computer.
- Your child or teen receives phone calls from people you don't know or makes calls to numbers you don't recognize.
- Your child or teen withdraws from family/friends or quickly turns off the computer monitor off or changes the screen if an adult enters the room.
- Your child or teen is using someone else's online account.
- If your child receives sexually explicit images from an online correspondent or if he/she is solicited sexually, contact your local police.
REMEMBER SAFETY FIRST!
- If you are in an accident or are hurt, tell a grown up or dial 911 on a telephone.
- Always wear your helmet when riding your bike and wear knee, elbow, and wrist pads when rollerblading or skateboarding.
- STOP, LOOK and LISTEN before you cross the street.
- DON'T PUSH when you are waiting in line for lunch or board the school bus, someone could fall and get hurt.
- In case of a fire, leave the house or building immediately. Tell a grownup or call 911. Let the firemen put it out!
- If you see lightning or hear thunder, it's time to go inside until the storm goes away.
- If you are going to be out in the hot sun for a long time, use sun screen and drink lots of water.
SURFIN' THE 'NET IS FUN!
Cops and Kids together we can make a difference
- NEVER give out personal information such as your name, home address, school name, or telephone number in a chat room or on bulletin boards.
- NEVER send a picture of yourself to someone you chat with on the computer without your parent's permission.
- Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared.
- DO NOT meet someone or have them visit you without permission of your parents.
- TELL your parents right away if you read anything on the internet that makes you feel uncomfortable.
- REMEMBER that people online may not be who they say they are, someone who says SHE is a 12 year old girl could really be an older man.