Safety Commissioner

The Safety Commission aims to assist in providing a safe environment at home, at school, and in the community for children and youth, with the goal to educate and involve parents, teachers, students, and community members in safety issues. We aim to develop and implement programs that educate and inform in order to meet the needs of your community in safety issues.

The Safety Commission areas of concern are as follows:

  • Alcohol-Related Accidents/DUI
  • Bicycle Safety/Helmet Use
  • Bullying/Hazing/Sexual Harassment
  • Child Restraints/Seat Belt Safety
  • Crime Prevention
  • Driver's Education
  • Drug Prevention
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Firearm Safety
  • Gang Activity
  • Internet Safety
  • Personal Safety Programs
  • Personal Safety of Kids/Missing and Exploited Children
  • Poison Awareness

Pokemon Go Safety

Pokemon Go Safety

Are you trying to catch them all? Here are a few things that you and your kids should consider as you search for a wild Pikachu. Remember no Pokemon is worth risking your safety.

    • Tell your parents where you are going.
    • Take a friend with you! Better yet a group of friends.
    • Young kids should not play this game without an adult.
    • Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you.
    • Do not trespass! Some private places may not welcome unauthorized visitors.
    • Be respectful of where you are looking for Pokemon. Locations such as cemetaries, bushes around police stations, etc., are better left alone.
    • Don't walk/drive/bike while playing. Duh!
    • Set the privacy settings to a level you feel comfortable.
    • Know your limits. How far can you walk? How much screen time is too much?
    • Set boundries of where you can and cannot go.
    • Take water and snacks with you.
    • Take an extra battery pack with you incase your battery dies.

    Unfortunately, accidents, criminal activity,and lost kids have happened while playing this game. ​Pokemon Go can be a fun adventure for everyone if you use your common sense to be safe.

Bulletproof Kids

 
BULLETPROOF KIDS
 
Bulletproof Kids is a campaign co-sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and  Utah Parents Against Gun Violence.  Our goal is to promote firearm safety and safe storage to  protect Utah’s youth.  By doing this in a non-confrontational manner, we hope to reach a broad audience.
Through partnerships with many local organizations we wish to educate the community, parents, health care professionals, gun organizations, firearm manufacturers and sellers, and shooting ranges about safe gun storage.
 
Take the pledge to promote safe storage of firearms to prevent accidental injuries and youth suicide.  Click here for more information

How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs & Alcohol

Talking to your kids about drugs is never easy, but the benefits are huge. Research shows that discussion between parents and their children about drugs and alcohol is one of the main ways to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Different topics should be discussed at different ages and teaching kids about these things will open the doors for healthy discussions as your children grow and mature.

Turning Point Centers is committed to fighting the war on drugs and alcohol. It is our strongest belief that the first line of defense is the relationship between parents and their children and the honest, preventative conversations within this relationship.

Click here to access the Turning Point website.  You can also download the file below for more information.

 

Safety Tips for a Technology Driven World

Keeping up with technology and the constant change is a full time job times two!  Here are websites that have great information and resources to keep you and yours more safe when online. 

Remember that there is no app or program that will replace you, as the parent, in the lives your children.  As with all things set clear rules and expectations and work on open communication.  Good luck! You are doing a great job.