Sadly, house fires are up across the nation. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) program, Sparky's School House, has age appropriate activities for pre-school to fifth grade. These are the same materials used by our local fire departments.
We all share a role in the safety of our children and community. It is normal for young children to be curious and explore in drawers, cabinets and closets at home and when visiting other houses. They are also fascinated with firearms. Preteens and teens may be attracted to firearms and see firearms as symbols of power. Depressed teens may seek household firearms to attempt suicide. Safe storage practices can reduce the risk of firearms ending up in the wrong hands.
The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.
Simple firearm storage tips include:
Store firearms unloaded and locked
To properly store firearms, use a gun safe, gun lock box, a trigger lock or a chamber lock
Store and lock ammunition in a separate place.
Internet and Student Data Safety
Below you will find some helpful resources about internet safety, student data privacy and student safety. Please take time to explore these sites and resource pages.
These are reliable independently managed resources with a lot of great information for parents.
Social media tools change rapidly. Below you will find links to the Help Center and support pages for commonly used social media applications. Knowing how to block or report inappropriate activity on social media is important. Please check out the safety and security pages of these help sites.