Safety Tips for Teens


Child Awareness and Prevention Seminar Tips for Children

Keeping Children Safe

Phone: 614-876-1990

Fax: 614-876-0557

Team Players has complied this list of tips to for parents and children. Keep them handy and review them often, as the key to prevention is awareness.

  • Children should know their complete name, address (including city and state) and their telephone number (including the area code).
  • Children should know that a stranger is ANYONE they don't know.
  • Children should know that it is okay to say NO to an adult, if they feel uncomfortable or don't know the adult, even if it seems rude.
  • Children should know that NO ONE has the right to touch any part of their body that a bathing suit would cover.
  • Children should tell a parent if they are asked to keep a secret from you.
  • Children should never get into anyone's car without their parent's permission.
  • Children should not take candy or gifts from a stranger.
  • Children shouldn't help strangers. Stranger's don't need to ask children for help.
  • Children should run away from cars that pull up beside them if they do not know the driver.
  • Children should never wear clothing or carry items with their name printed on the outside.
  • Children should never say they are alone when they answer the phone and should never answer the door if they are alone.
  • Children should not invite people into their home without their parents permission.
  • Children should always let their parents know where they are.
  • Children shouldn't’t play in deserted buildings or isolated areas.
  • Children should scream and scatter books or belongings if they are forced into a car or building.
  • Children should be able to identify "safe" people (like store clerks, mother's with children, and police officers) if ever lost.
  • Children should know that police officers are friendly and can help them, if needed.
  • Children should never be left unattended, even for a minute. An up-to-date photo, medical and dental records and children’s finger prints should be kept in a safe and accessible place.