What is the most important way to stay safe in the community?
Always stay with an adult when you're outside. Know your address and phone number in case you get lost. Pay attention to your surroundings and tell an adult if you see something strange.
Being Safe in Our Community
In the United States, the FBI's Community Safety Initiative trains law enforcement officers on how to interact with communities they serve. In Australia, the National Community Safety Awards are held to recognize individuals and initiatives that have made a positive impact on community safety. In South Africa, the Community Safety Act was established in 2013 to provide citizens with the right to safety and security in their communities.
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What can I do to keep myself safe?
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What is the best way to stay safe in the community?
- Stay with a buddy
- Play in the street
- Go to the park without an adult
- Talk to strangers
What should you do if a stranger tries to talk to you?
- Say hello and be polite
- Run away as fast as you can
- Go up to them and introduce yourself
- Yell for help
What should you do if you get lost?
- Talk to a police officer
- Go home by yourself
- Talk to a stranger
- Climb a tree and wait for help
What is the safest way to cross the street?
- Hold hands while crossing
- Look both ways and cross when clear
- Look one way and run across
- Crawl across the street
What should you do if you see something dangerous?
- Tell an adult
- Ignore it and keep playing
- Run away from it
- Try to fix it yourself
Work together in pairs: What are three things you can do to help keep your community safe?