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5 Safety Skills to Teach Your Child Today

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I live in my own little happy world.

Maybe I should say I live in a bubble.

I rarely watch the news. Unless the information shows up on my Facebook Newsfeed, I miss it. In a way this is good because a lot of news stories are heartbreaking. We live in a cruel broken world. But I don’t want my children to suffer harm because I never thought anything would happen to us.

While I don’t want to expose my children to the ugliness of the world, it is my job as their Mama to keep them safe. Helicopter may be my middle name. Just kidding. I won’t always be around. My kids need to know what to do in case of an emergency. I need to be pro-active in teaching them the safety basics.

5 Safety Skills Every Child Should be Taught

1. How to call 9-1-1.

  • They need to know their name.
  • How old they are.
  • Their address.
  • Their telephone number incase they get disconnected
  • And be able to tell the operator what the emergency is.

I was recently introduced to a FREE app that helps reinforce these new skills and simulates a 9-1-1 call. My kids really think there is a person talking to them. When they open the app and use that feature, I jump a mile high thinking they really did call 9-1-1. You can find the DialSafe Pro – Little Bit Studio, LLC. app in the App Store for iPhone. Or the iPad DialSafe Pro – Little Bit Studio, LLC. app.

2. Where they can find a “safe place” if they find themselves in danger.

  • a neighbor’s house {that you know}
  • restaurant
  • store

3. The difference between a bad stranger and a good stranger.

  • adults should NEVER ask children for help, for directions, or to find a lost pet.
  • good adults can be moms with young children, sales clerks, police officers

4. If a stranger is trying to take your child without their consent:

  • they need to scream, “NO! I’M NOT GOING. YOU ARE NOT MY FATHER {MOTHER}.”
  • run to the nearest safe zone
  • tell a safe person what happened

5. No one, not even someone they know, has the right to touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable {yucky}.

  • They have a right to say “no.”
  • Emphasize that it’s not their fault so it’s okay to tell.

There are so many other safety skills that we need to be teaching our children. These are simply a starting point. If you’re scared or unsure what to teach, please find a local child safety organization and register your child today.

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