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    Richard Vespucci
    Kathryn Forsyth, Director

For Release: December 6, 2005

The Eight Rules of Safety

  1. I always check first with my parents or the person in charge before I go anywhere or get into a car, even with someone I know.
  2. I always check first with my parents or a trusted friend before I accept anything from anyone, even from someone I know.
  3. I always take a friend with me when I go places or play outside.
  4. I know my name, address, telephone number and my parents’ names.
  5. I say no if someone tries to touch me or treat me in a way that makes me feel scared, uncomfortable and confused.
  6. I know that I can tell my parents or a trusted adult if I feel scared, uncomfortable or confused.
  7. It’s okay to say no, and I know that there will always be someone who can help me.
  8. I am strong, smart and I have the right to be safe.   

(copied here with thanks to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)