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KNOCKS OR CALLS.
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|Here are some questions.
Have fun learning the answers! Ask your parents or a friend read
them to you to see how many answers you can remember!
IS A STRANGER?
A stranger is a person whom you have never met before; a person you may
have seen before, but whom you don't know anything about (for example,
someone you've seen waking in your neighborhood); a person whom your parents
don't know well.
DO STRANGERS LOOK LIKE?
Strangers can be men or women, young or old. They can have any color
skin. Some are tall, skinny, short or fat. Some strangers are pretty
and some are not so pretty. They can speak different languages.
Most strangers are nice, but some strangers are mean. Because you
don't know if someone is a good stranger or a bad one, you should not talk
to anyone you don't know.
YOU EVER GET INTO A CAR WITH SOMEONE YOU AND YOUR PARENTS DON'TKNOW?
Never accept a ride from a stranger.
A STRANGER TRIES TO TALK TO YOU, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Do not talk to the person. Get away fast and tell
a trusted grown-up.
IS A SECRET CODE?
secret code word is a word that only you and your parents know. If
there is an emergency and someone you don't know has to pick you up from
school or from a friend's house, ask that person the secret code word.
If he or she does not know the secret code word, don't go. Get away
and go to a grownup you know and trust, for help.
FROM YOUR PARENTS.
SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU GET LOST?
If you get lost outdoors, in a park or zoo for example, stop and stay where
you are. You may be scared, but your mom and dad (or the grown-up
you were with) will come looking for you. Walking around makes it
harder for them to find you. If you see a police officer, tell him
or her that you are lost and ask for help.
YOU KNOW YOUR MOM AND DAD'S FIRST AND LAST NAMES? DO YOU KNOW YOUR
ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER BY HEART?
you don't know these answers, practice them with your parents.
SOMEONE KNOCKS OR CALLS.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN THE DOORBELL RINGS OR SOMEONE KNOCKS?
an adult who is at home. If a grown-up is not at home, do not open
the door. Do not even ask who it is. Ignore the knock,
and wait for an adult who lives with you. If it is important, the
person will come back later. If a grown-up is there but is busy (in
the yard, in the shower, asleep) tell the grown-up and let him or her answer
the door. Do not open the door yourself.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN THE PHONE RINGS AND NO GROWN-UPS ARE AROUND?
is something that each family might have their own rule about. Ask
your parents what your family's rule is. One suggestion is to answer
the phone politely. If mom or dad is close by, ask the caller to
wait while you get them. If an adult is not available (in the yard,
in the shower, asleep) say, "Everyone is busy. Please call back."
NEVER say that you are alone.
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