Welcome back to the last segment of our mini-series covering just a few of the most important ways that you can prepare your children to be more responsible for their overall safety. While it is equally as necessary and important to ensure that your home has all of the most up to date safety features, such as working locks on all doors, windows, as well as a functioning home alarm system.
Let us jump right back to where we last left off with even more safety tips that you can teach your children to better prepare them for the future…

  1. Teach them to be aware of their surroundings: This can really come in handy if you live in a neighborhood where people are currently driving around. First and foremost, always teach them to look both ways before crossing the street, and to always move to the sidewalk if there are cars driving through the street if they are playing outside. Additionally, if there looks like their might be something out of place, such as a suspicious vehicle that is parked nearby, your children should always alert an adult about the vehicle.
  2. Teach them to keep interactions with strangers down to a minimum: Unfortunately, there are still children getting abducted in America. And while this is not necessarily common, it is still prevalent in society. Therefore, it is important to teach your children about being weary of adults asking for help in any way. For instance, if an adult goes up to a child in a park and asks the child to help them look for their missing dog, they should not trust that person whatsoever. It is a clear warning sign if an adult approaches a child and asks for help.

There are many ways that you can teach your child to stay safe, but these were just some of the few we thought were important to mention!