Their rules include:
- Know your address and phone number and how to spell your parents' first and last names
- Don't go near an unfamiliar car or anywhere with a stranger
- If you get lost at a store, go to the nearest person working behind a counter
- In an emergency, find a telephone and dial 911 or 0 for the operator; stay on and listen for directions
- Don't go places alone. Stay with a buddy
- Wear a bright scarf or T-shirt on outings so your teacher or parents can find you in a crowd
- When hiking, carry a whistle; if you get lost, stay where you are and blow your whistle
- Cross streets at the corner; look left, then right, then left again before crossing
- Your body belongs to you. If someone touches you where you wear a bathing suit, say "No!"
- Never touch another person's blood. If a friend has a cut or bloody nose, give him a tissue and go to an adult for help
- Don't go barefoot! Wear shoes!
- Never swim alone. Wear sunscreen and walk around pools.
- Use common sense!
Some books to go along with the discussion:
The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Not My Child! by Jan Wagner
Try It Again, Sam: Safety When You Walk by Judith Viorst