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By Carmen Gonzalez Caldwell – Special To The Miami Herald

Crime Watch – Talk To Kids About Safety

Well, summer vacation is over, and it’s back to the books. This week is perfect for you as a parent to start talking to your kids about safety. So let’s review, as we do every year, what you need to do.

• Never place your child’s name on any piece of clothing that is visible to anyone. You do not want to make them a target for a stranger to call out to by name.

• Make sure your child knows his or her full name, phone number, parents’ full names, address and a work phone number. It is not helpful when officers find children who do not know their full names or addresses.

• Throughout the school year, talk to your child about drugs, strangers and any weapon they might see or hear about, a bully or any related concerns. Let the child know that such information should be reported to the teacher, schools police and to you immediately. Read more here…