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Playing Safe

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York Regional Police wants all kids to be safe. You can still have lots of fun, even when you're being safe, so check out the tips below to keep you having fun and injury free.

At Home

  • Don't use the stove, other electrical appliances or knives without permission
  • Never play with fire
  • Don't open the door to people you don't know unless asked to by an adult
  • Never play with a gun. Whether it's at home, at a friend's or at school. Always tell an adult you trust when you see one
  • Don't climb on furniture or cabinets. They can fall over and hurt you
  • If you're home alone, be extra careful and make sure you have a phone number of someone you can call for help. If it's an emergency, call 9-1-1

Away from Home

  • Try to use the buddy system as much as possible. Besides, it's more fun with a friend
  • If you're tobogganing, skating, skiing, biking, rollerblading, etc., always wear a helmet. You may not think it's cool, but your brain will thank you
  • Don't play with fire or fireworks. It's really easy to burn yourself or lose control of the fire
  • Never get into vehicles or follow people you don't know or trust
  • Always let an adult know where you are going and when you will be home
  • Know what to do if you get lost. Talk to your parents or guardians about a plan
  • Be careful when approaching dogs. Even friendly dogs can sometimes bite
  • Never take drugs or alcohol from anyone
  • Use common sense. While it's tempting to push the boundaries when you're unsupervised, it can get you into trouble, or worse, you get hurt