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Tips for Children

The following is a list of special tips that can help save the lives of our children:
  • Teach your child to call from the house phone – not the cell phone.
  • Tell your child not to hang up until told to do so.
  • Kids have a tendency to mumble when they’re nervous. Stress the importance of being heard and understood.
  • Make sure your child can say his or her first and last name.
  • Stress to your child the absolute importance to not make things up.
  • Have your child practice on an unplugged phone.
  • Teach your child when to call 911. Anytime they feel danger such as a fire, stranger or intruder, or if a parent/adult will not wake up.