What should I teach my child about calling 9-1-1?

Teaching children the proper use of 9-1-1 is very important. Some of the things you can do as a parent is to cover some these basic pointers:

  • Teach your children
    • their full names, their parents' full names, their home address and phone number with area code.
    • what an emergency is and when to call 9-1-1.
    • that it is against the law to call 9-1-1 as a joke or prank.
    • if they call 9-1-1 by mistake, do not hang-up, they will not be in trouble for making a mistake.
    • to remain calm and answer all questions they're asked.
    • not to be afraid to call 9-1-1 if they need to.
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