Reflecting On National Children’s Day

Help children become healthy and happy adults!

People celebrate Children’s Day all over the world. In the United States, National Children’s Day is observed on the second Sunday in June. This year, Children’s Day landed on June 10.

Some may say that every day is children’s day, so why make it a holiday? But just like we have a special day dedicated to beloved mothers and fathers, children should get the spotlight once a year as well.

One of the main aims of National Children’s Day is educating people on the importance of a healthy childhood. In addition to providing the little ones with plenty of fun activities, this is also the time to help raise awareness for the need to protect the rights of children. Ultimately, the goal is to keep children safe and sound and provide them with a smooth transition into adulthood.

Review these tips with your kids to ensure their safety:

  • Emergency Response Profiles: Know your name, address, and phone number(s), and know how and when to call 911.
  • Better Safe Than Sorry: If you are scared of someone, RUN to safety.
  • Secrets Don’t Make Friends: Learn the difference between an “OK” secret and a “NOT OK” secret and beware of an adult that asks you to keep a secret from parents.
  • Home Alone: Don’t let anyone on the phone or at the door know that you are home alone.
  • Lost and Found: If you ever get lost in a mall or a store, ask the closest store clerk for help and then stay where you are until you are found.
  • Get Away: If you are ever “scooped,” scream, kick, bite and FIGHT as hard as you can to get away! NEVER trust what the “scooper” tells you.
  • Tell Someone Trustworthy: Tell your parents or a trusted adult if someone is asking you to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Listen to your “Uh Oh” voice.
  • Online Safety: Always ask your parents for permission before getting on the Internet and NEVER talk to people you don’t know without your parents’ permission.

Click here to ensure your neighborhood is safe for your children.

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