Thursday, April 7, 2011

Have You Met Cell Phone Sally?

Have you talked about the importance of 9-1-1 with the children in your lives? Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, it is important that even young children understand when and how to call 9-1-1.

This video, created in Texas, provides a catchy way to share this information with your kids:

Key things to make sure children know include:
  • Their own names and parents names,
  • Street Address,
  • When to call 9-1-1.  Sharing different scenarios with kids of possible emergency conditions can be really helpful to evaluate how they are grasping the concept.
  • Importance of staying on the line and following the directions of the dispatcher until help arrives. 
While it may be scary to consider why your child may need to call 9-1-1, it is an important skill that could save lives.  

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