Child Safety Information

I. Child Safety Seats

Properly secure all children riding in your car before every trip. Thousands of children are injured or killed every year by safety seats that are improperly fastened by parents or caretakers. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home – so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short. Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Also, seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. If you’re not confident of how to properly secure your child in a safety seat, contact us.

California Law:

Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.

* Children under the age of 8 who are 4′ 9″ or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat.

* Children who are 8 years and over shall be properly secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint system or safety belt.

* Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California’s Mandatory Seat Belt law.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding CA Law

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II. Personal Safety For Children- A Guide For Parents

Children are our Nation’s most precious resource, but as children, they often lack the skills to protect themselves. It is our responsibility, as parents and teachers, to safeguard children and to teach them the skills to be safe. This pamphlet is designed to help you talk to your children about how to protect themselves against abduction and exploitation. It is divided into several sections:WHAT ARE THE RISKS TO YOUR CHILD: facts and figures on child abductions

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD: tips for discussing child safety

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CHILD: tips for parents to help their children stay safe

WHAT YOUR CHILD CAN DO: the rules for younger children

WHAT YOUR TEEN CAN DO: the rules for older children

WHAT YOUR CHILD CAN DO: at school and at home

WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY: numbers to call and information to collect


Every home and school should teach children about safety and protection measures. As a parent, you should take an active interest in your children and listen to them. Teach your children that they can be assertive in order to protect themselves against abduction and exploitation. And most importantly, make your home a place of trust and support that fulfills your child’s needs. Together we can protect our Nation’s children by teaching them to be smart, strong, and safe.

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