Protecting yourself and your children from skin cancer is easy. Make it a daily habit to seek shade, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use tanning beds.
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The PTA Safety Committee encourages you to share the Be SMART message, which helps to emphasize the importance of responsible gun ownership and secure gun storage. Ultimately, secure gun storage prevents kids from accessing guns. When we protect our kids from the dangers of gun violence, the whole community stands to benefit.
Secure all guns in your homes and vehicles;
Model responsible behavior around guns;
Ask about unsecured guns in other homes;
Recognize the role of guns in suicide;
Tell your peers to Be SMART
Tips for Talking to Young Children:
Make it part of the normal safety conversation you have with your children.
Keep the language simple; for example: “If you see a gun, don’t touch it. Tell an adult right away.”
Tell children not to touch a gun, even if it looks like a toy.
Assure children they will not get in trouble if they tell an adult they’ve seen a gun.
Repeat it on a regular basis.
Tips for All Ages:
Don’t have the conversation only once. Talk to them frequently, just as you would about other crucial safety issues.
Make sure they understand that any situation where there’s an unsupervised gun is a dangerous situation.
More information about secure gun storage can be found at besmartforkids.org.