Fairfield police start personal safety program for students
The Fairfield Police Department is introducing a personal safety and education program to local fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students.
The police department will present each student with a copy of “Personal Safety for Kids,” a 136-page handbook featuring information about safety in the home, at school, in traffic, on the street, at play and among strangers. Produced by Gateway Community Safety Net, the program contains lessons and exercises reinforcing the rules of self-protection. Also included is an educational DVD featuring animated characters, interactive games and quizzes. It connects to the Community Safety Net Web site where children can enter online contests and win prizes.
The program also is a resource for parents. It provides telephone numbers and Web sites that parents can use for more help.
The materials have been provided through the support of local businesses and organizations.
For the complete article, see the Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, printed edition of The Fairfield Ledger.