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Neighborhood Safety Tips

May is National Family Month, so Kidzworld is here to give you and your fam some tips on staying safe at home and in your 'hood.

Neighborhood Safety - The Scary Facts

Burglary is a crime of breaking and entering into someone's property with the intent to steal something. Burglars can enter your house by breaking a window, or even come in through an unlocked door or open window. Protecting your home from burglars is an important job, so here's what you can do to keep your neighborhood safe and sound.

Neighborhood Safety - Take a Bite Out of Crime

  • Keep doors and windows locked at all times.
  • Never open the door for someone you don't know.
  • Use automatic timers to turn on the lights when you and your family aren't home so that it looks like you're home.
  • Don't leave a spare key under the doormat or in your mailbox. It's better to wait outside for a couple of hours 'til your parents come home than have a burglar find the key and let himself in your house!
  • Keep your bike, skateboard and sports equipment inside the house or garage when you're not using them.
  • Help your dad install motion detector lights around the outside of your house, including side doors, garage doors and the balcony.
  • Get to know your neighbors so you can work together and look our for each other if there is any suspicious behavior going down in your 'hood.
  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch to stay alert and contact the police in order to help prevent crime in your neighborhood.

Neighborhood Safety - Important Stuff to Remember

You may have memorized your best friend's phone number, but it's important to know phone numbers for the police and fire department as well. Keep a list of these important numbers by the phone. You should also know how to dial 9-1-1 for emergencies and 0 for the operator, and have an emergency contact (someone you can call when your parent's aren't home), like your aunt and uncle who live close by, or your BFF's parents.

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"jordand08" wrote:Thank you.You're welcome. :)
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donteatcarrots
talk to the person you're closest too. yes, you said you don't get close with people, but there's probably one person who you speak to more often than others- talk to that person.
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donteatcarrots
donteatcarrots posted in Friends:
Don't worry too much- it's only your first relationship- but I'd sit down with him at one point, and discuss what makes you uncomfortable, eg; if you know what I mean...
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donteatcarrots
donteatcarrots posted in Friends:
Probably sound a little stereotypical, but the majority of boys don't really act like that... Ask him :p
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kittenkid
First: WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T KILL YOUSELF! When you get past this you'll be glad. Well, this is just my opinion, but I think you should first find someone, anyone, even if you don't trust them, if there're your parents talk to them about it. I bet a bunch of people have already told you this but there're right. Before you walk up to them, write down what you're going to say and then think of a few questions they might ask and write down the answers to them. Remember to tell them that it might take you a minute to think of an answer. Before you answer, think of the exact words you will say  before you say anything, and think in your mind about it. Think about wether it is a lie or not before you say it. If it gets out of you mouth before you realize it is a lie, don't be afraid to say so and just say the truth. Also, just try to find something you like to do that will take your mind off everything. If you really can't think of anything, try just practicing saying your feelings to yourself, or a pillow or something.  Hope this helps!
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