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SAFETY TIPS

CHILDREN SAFETY

· Never run errands for strangers, even for money. 

· Never accept candy money or gifts from a stranger, or an invitation to a movie, etc. 

· Never get in to a car with a stranger for any reason. 

· Never Hitch-Hike. 

· If a stranger attempts to coax you into a car, yell and run, then write down the license number from a safe     distance, or scratch it in the dirt. Then tell your parents teacher or a policemen. 

· If a friend gets in to a car with a stranger, even if you have warned him not to,  write down the license number and tell a policeman, your parents or teacher right away. 

· Make sure that your parents always know you are and who you are with. 

· When collecting for charities, always travel in groups of two or more, and never go inside a stranger’s house. 

· Teach your children their full names, address and telephone No. 

· Tell them never to admit to being home alone on the phone or to someone at the door. 

· Instruct children to look out for each other and tell you when something unusual or suspicious happens. 

· Report suspicious individuals or vehicles lurking in areas where children play to the police. 

· Ask a trusted neighbor to provide security for your children if any threat or emergency arise while you are away from home. Offer to do same for them. 

· Every child should know that police are friends and be able to recognize the uniform and know that a policeman will be receptive if the child is lost or frightened. 

· Children should be encouraged to play with friends and never in isolated areas or vacant buildings. 

· Parents should always know where their children are. Parents should ensure that baby-sitters are known and can be trusted.

HOME SAFETY

· Fix grills on windows and glass paneled doors. 

· Don't allow any stranger to enter your house, when you are alone without finding out his identity.

· Beware of persons coming to your house under the pretext of repairing/selling

· Keep side doors pad locked and main door bolted.

· Use slam-shut locks instead of pad locks. Install magic eye and safety chains on doors.

· Look through the magic eye and ensure the door chain is secure before opening the door to a stranger.

· Leave a light switched on  when you go out of town. Inform your neighbours about your absence from your home for a long or short period.

· Insure all valuable properties like VCR, TV etc.

· Mark valuables with an identification number like your Ration Card, Passport or

· Install an alarm system and learn how to use it. Monitor your alarm system and arrange for guard response. Stow away ladders and stools.

· Make your home appear lived in. Don't keep huge amount of cash and ornaments in the house. Use bank lockers.

· Don't sleep near an open window during the night. 

· Don't disturb the scene, if you notice theft in your house, wait for the arrival of police otherwise it will lead to tampering of evidence like fingerprints, footprints etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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