Listen to your child(ren)
Know the people in your child(ren)'s
Use proper vocabulary
Establish and follow house, car
and school safety rules
Don't put your child(ren)'s name
on items of clothing, bags etc.
Never leave a young child unattended
the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (And Parents Sane) -
Be warned: In many ways this is a terrifying book. It deals with a subject--violence
against children--that most of us never want to consider. But, as Gavin
de Becker stresses, such situations, though rare, can occur, so all parents
must deal with the facts in order to protect their children properly.
Always ask first
Your body is yours!!
Trust your instincts
Keep telling any/all bad secrets
until someone listens (school nurse, teacher, coach, relative)
You can say "No"
Take a safety route to your home
Follow your house, car and school
Go to the right strangers when
you need help (policeperson, teacher, Mom/Dad approved neighbor
for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines
for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs, Second Edition - Caring for Our
Children is the most comprehensive source of information available on the
development and evaluation of the health and safety aspects of day care
and child care centers. The guidelines address the health and safety needs
of children ranging from infants to 12-year-olds.
Safe Child Book: A Commonsense Approach to Protecting Children and Teaching
Children to Protect Themselves - Offering positive, concrete safety
techniques that parents can use and teach to children, a guide to personal
safety presents anxiety-free tips that cover everything from code words
to communication games.