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Safety Skills For Children

While most kids pass through childhood without ever experiencing physical harm, some are frightened or hurt by crime. As a parent, one of your responsibilities is to teach your children how to protect themselves and respond to threatening situations. And, it's important to always listen to your children's fears and feelings about people or places that scare them or make them feel uncomfortable.

At what age should I address these skills with my child? T his depends on the parent and the child. Many parents allow their kids to go to friends houses in the immediate area (at first that could be next door or two houses down). It would be important that as you let them take these little steps to traveling (even short distances on their own) that you begin to share these things with them. Don't overwhelm them with the entire list but add one every time you have a teachable moment....teachable moments seem to stick with kids more than information that is read off of a list.

Cover the Basics:

At School and Play:

Safety at home :


The important thing to remember is to keep an open and honest exchange of information between yourself and your children.

For additional information please contact your Longmont Police Department - School Resource Officer.