My Safety Rules:
- Check First with a parent, guardian or babysitter before
- Accepting a ride
- Accepting a gift
- Going into a house
- Having your photo taken
- Use the buddy system! Play and stay with friends.
- Find 5 trusted adults to talk to about any problem or worry. They could be your parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, neighbors, or any safe adult.
- Trust your gut! Pay attention to your “uh-oh” feeling. If any person acts in a way that makes your “uh-oh” feeling go off, get away from that person and tell a trusted adult. It doesn’t matter how you know them; it only matters how they make you feel. Pay attention to that same feeling when you are online! Talk to a trusted adult about anything in-person or online that doesn’t feel right in your gut.
- No secrets! There is never a good reason to keep a secret from your mom, dad, or caregiver. Surprises are okay. Talk about the difference!
- Your private areas are private and different from the rest of your body. You are allowed to say, “NO!” to any person trying to touch or show your private parts or their private parts. “NO!” is a complete sentence. If you ever have questions about touches, talk to a trusted adult. If the first person you talk to doesn’t know how to help you, keep telling until someone does help. If someone tricks you into a touch or you don’t say “NO!” it still isn’t your fault. You can tell, even a long time after the touching happened.
- Say “NO!” get away, and tell an adult if someone tries to get you to break a safety rule.
Remember that you are far more valuable than any of your stuff. Drop anything making it hard to get away.
Yelling is different than screaming. Yelling for help from your belly with words like, “Call 911!” will alert others that you are in danger. Screaming can sometimes sound like playing.
Have a family password to use in case you are in over your head.
- You are special and deserve to be safe!
Running HOME for Jacob Join JWRC on 10/11/2020 through 10/22/2020 for the 5th annual Running HOME for Jacob run/walk event.
JWRC staff are available to present at community notification meetings and other safety gatherings in the community.
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