rules for a safer world
We invite you to join GRAND in keeping our grandkids safe
are nice to receive, a child’s name is a powerful tool for a predator. A child’s name should not be visible (no personalized backpacks or license plates for bikes and trikes). • A lost puppy or kitten will pull at the heartstrings of children. Tell your grandchild that an adult asking for help could be a trick. Instruct the child to run home immediately if an adult or stranger asks for help finding a lost pet. If someone wants to give or show them a pet, they must ask their parent or guardian for permission first. As the Child Safety Editor for GRAND Magazine, I invite you to contact me about the personal safety of your grandchildren. You have the power to change the course of a child’s life forever. Let’s do it together!
safety buzz for grandkids
By BReNDA ZofReA
hree simple rules can make a world of difference in the safety of a child. Thank you for starting the new year off on a safe note by having this discussion with your grandchild. Whether your grandchild is 3 years old or 13, here are some rules they need to know and follow every day: • Secrecy is the main reason that child sexual abuse occurs over a long period of time. Children must be taught to never keep a secret with an adult. How should a child respond if they’re asked to keep a secret with an adult? Simple: Teach your child to say, “We don’t have secrets in my family. I’m going to tell on you!” • While personalized gifts
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Brenda Zofrea, M.A.Ed., is the author of Let’s B Safe for children 3 and up. Visit letsbesafe.com for contact information or to purchase Let’s B Safe.
JAN FEB 2012 GRAND
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - January/February 2012