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MV PD Safety TipsĀ 

Dealing with Strangers

Parents, do your children know about the dangers of strangers? Please take a moment to go over these safety tips with your children.

  • Explain the parameters of who is a stranger and who is not
  • Never take candy, ice cream or money from a stranger
  • Never take a ride from a stranger
  • If a stranger asks for directions, teach your children to stay away. Strangers should not ask children for assistance
  • Never give your name or address to a stranger
  • Never open the front door to a stranger or let him/her know that you are alone
  • If the stranger will not go away, call 911
  • If a stranger follows you or tries to grab you, run away, scream and tell an adult or parent
  • Always walk with a friend as there is safety in numbers
  • Avoid short cuts and back yards while walking to school