How to keep your child safe in their own neighborhood

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How to keep your child safe in their own neighborhood

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Every parent should know their neighborhood and they should show their children the safest places to play and areas to avoid, areas like dark stairwells or dark alleys. They should show their children the safest routes to and from school and ensure that those kids use those routes if they are not being picked up by a school bus and share them with at least one other person. Obviously there are strength in numbers. They should know who their children´s friends are and they should know their phone numbers so that they can get a hold of them either in times of an emergency or if they simply don´t know where the kids are and need to contact them. The more you know about your neighborhood, the safer you and your children will be.

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Marc Klaas

President, KlaasKids

In the aftermath of the Oct 1, 1993 kidnapping and murder of his 12-year-old daughter Polly, Marc Klaas gave up his lucrative rental car franchise to pursue an aggressive child safety agenda. In announcing the formation of the non-profit KlaasKids Foundation in September, 1994 Mr. Klaas said, “we can give meaning to Polly’s death and create a legacy in her name that will be protective of children for generations to come by pursuing the singular mission of stopping crimes against children.” Through federal and state legislative efforts Mr. Klaas promotes prevention programs for at-risk youth, stronger sentencing for violent criminals and governmental accountability and responsibility. Mr. Klaas travels extensively through the United States facilitating child safety events, encouraging innovative solutions and proven programs that positively impact crime, abuse and neglect that plague children in so many of our communities. He also counsels and advises numerous victim families and families of kidnapped children.

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