Home Safety


Learn about how to stay safe at your home.

Always lock the door behind you.

If you have to unlock an outside door when you get home always have the key ready before you get to the door.

Do not open a door for any stranger.

Call the police at 911 if a stranger tries to talk you into opening the door.

If you are home alone keep the radio or television on.

Never tell anyone you are home alone.

Safety Tips for Pedestrian

Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps.

Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket, not a back pocket.

Don't wear shoes or clothing that restrict your movements.

Have your car or house key in hand before you reach the door.

Know your full name, address (including state), and telephone number with the area code. Know your parents’ or guardians’ names, too.

If anyone tries to move or hurt you, make sure you scream, kick, fight, and yell, “You’re not my dad (or mom)!”

If you find a gun, do not touch it. Leave it alone and tell someone. If a friend wants you to touch or hold it, say no!

Have your mom or dad walk with you the first few days of school to pick out the safest route.

Bicycle safety

Always wear a bicycle helmet.

If you must ride at night or low light, always use both a front and rear light and reflector.

Always wear bright clothing, such as yellow or fluorescent colors (days) and retro-reflective materials (nights).

Keep your brakes in good working order. Be able to stop in 15 feet at 10 miles per hour.

Carry parcels in a backpack, bike rack, basket, or trailer.

Obey all traffic laws, signs, and signals.

Ride on the right side of the road with traffic.

Do not wear headphones while riding a bicycle.

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