25 Days of Safety -- Tip #7 - Town of Middletown, Delaware

25 Days of Safety -- Tip #7

Date: December 7, 2011
Time: 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

  Today's Tip -- Teach your child how to dial 9-1-1

¨ From a young age, children are taught that 9-1-1 is the number used to contact the police, BUT I have found that many young children are not aware as to how to Dial 9-1-1. Please take the time to explain to your children how to use the phone in an emergency. It is also important that they remember to stay on the phone until we arrive.
¨ Make sure your children know what constitutes an emergency and that the Police are here to help them. More often than not, children think we are only here to get the bad guys, or at times, they have been taught that we will “enforce” house rules for un-clean rooms or uneaten vegetables. A child may be the call between life and death for a loved one, they need not be afraid to call if they need our help.