Tips for keeping your children safe from a presentation by Lovell Chief of Police Nick Lewis for parents and children during a meeting Monday evening at the Lovell Community Center.
Teach a child his/her full name, address and phone number.
Never go to anyone’s house without permission.
If separated at a store, go to the nearest checkout counter and ask the clerk for help. Never go out to the parking lot.
Walk and play with others. A child is most vulnerable alone.
Adults don’t ask children for directions. If a car stops, never go near that car.
If someone is following, go to a place where there are other people and ask for help.
Never tell someone on the phone you are alone, and never answer the door when you are home alone.
No one has a right to touch you or make you feel uncomfortable. You have a right to say “No” Tell an adult if someone asks you to keep a secret or offers gifts or money.
Yell “Help” and don’t just scream if you need help. Run away if someone tries to follow or force you into a car.
Never accept candy or gifts from a stranger.
Never go anywhere with a stranger.
Always let your parents know where you are and who you are with.
Stay away from strangers and never tell your name or where you live. Don’t go near a stranger’s car.
Use the buddy system in a public place.
Don’t go into a public restroom alone.
Use a secret family code word to identify someone who can accompany a child.
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