National Center for Children’s Safety. (1999). Knowing My 8 Rules for Safety. (Brochure). Alexandria, VA.
National Center for Missing provides technical assistance to individuals and law-enforcement agencies; offers training programs to law-enforcement and social-service professionals; distributes photographs and descriptions of missing children worldwide; coordinates child protection efforts with the private sector; networks with nonprofit service providers and state clearinghouses on missing-person cases; and provides information on effective state legislation to ensure the protection of children.
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- I always check first with my parents or the person in charge before I go anywhere or get into a car, even with someone I know.
- I always check first with my parents or a trusted adult before I accept anything from anyone, even from someone I know.
- I always take a friend with me when I go places or play outside.
- I know my name, address, telephone number, and my parents’ names.
- I say no if someone tries to touch me or treat me in a way that makes me feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.
- I know that I can tell my parents r a trusted adult if I feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.
- It’s OK to say no, and I know that there will always be someone who can help me.
- I am strong, smart, and have the right to be safe.
- CHECK FIRST
- TAKE A FRIEND
- TELL SOMEONE I TRUST IF SOMETHING IS WRONG
- STAY STRONG, SMART, AND SAFE
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