The Terrace RCMP will be available to help parents complete Child ID kits on National Missing Children’s Day.
Constable Angela Rabut of the Terrace RCMP says the kits are an important tool if a child goes missing.
She adds it’s also important for parents to teach their children basic safety tips such as knowing names and phone numbers.
The event will be held on Wednesday May 25th from 4pm to 7pm at the Terrace Walmart.
Some prevention and awareness tools to teach children include:
- A stranger is not necessarily someone never seen or met before, but could be someone already known and even seen every day
- Ensure a child knows their full name, parent’s full name, full address, and telephone number.
- Explain how to use the phone. Include area code, collect calls, pay phones, and how to reach an operator. Show them where the emergency numbers are posted at home.
- Never answer the door when home alone, or tell anyone over the phone that they are home alone.
It is best to travel in groups and to stay away from isolated areas. Avoid empty lots, fields, and parks.
- Tell a parent when they feel something is suspicious or wrong, and about a person they do not like. Trust instincts.
- For more information about Canada’s missing children go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at www.missingkids.org.