Children need to be taught how to call 9-1-1 in case there is an emergency where your child needs help. This information could help you, their grandparent or a neighbor in time of need.
Teach your child their,
- Home address
- Home phone number
- How to describe things (cars, people, houses, etc.)
- How to read street signs
Many phones are programmed to dial 9-1-1 just by pushing random buttons. Old cell phones and other functioning phones are not toys because they can still call 9-1-1. If you would like to give a retired phone to a child as a toy, please remove the battery.