Make Your Neighborhood Safe
Keeping kids safe is everyone's concern. Knowing your neighbors can make your neighborhood safer. Here are some ideas to help make your neighborhood safer.
Find out who your neighbors are. For your safety, take another adult or family member with when you introduce yourself to the neighbors you do not know.
Learn the names of children, teens, and adults. Say hello to them and smile.
Get a small group of neighbors together to plan a neighborhood picnic. The picnic will be a safe place for neighbors to get to know each other.
Ask your local police department to help you develop a safe neighborhood program. The program can identify safe homes in the neighborhood. Then, if a child needs help, he or she will know which homes are safe to go to for help.
Make time to talk with your neighbors. Get to know them.
Invite your neighbors over for a visit so your children can meet them. Children need to know their neighbors too.
If your children know your neighbors, they will be more comfortable going to the neighbor for help.
Remember, keeping kids safe is everyone’s job. Getting to know your neighbors can make your neighborhood a safer place to live.