Why children should always get permission first

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Why children should always get permission first

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The number one child safety rule, in my opinion, is for children to always get permission from their parents. That serves a double purpose. It lets the child know that what they are doing has been sanctioned by their mom or dad, whether they've gone across the street to play in the park, whether they are at a friend's house swimming, whether they've gone with another friend someplace, something like an over night trip. It also helps the parent because they know where their child is. In case they need to get a hold of the child, they can always go to wherever that child's destination was. What it does is gives both parents and children, both the ability and both the knowledge that everybody is in sync with where the child is so if there is some kind of a situation, it can be acted upon much more quickly.

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Marc Klaas

President, KlaasKids

In the aftermath of the Oct 1, 1993 kidnapping and murder of his 12-year-old daughter Polly, Marc Klaas gave up his lucrative rental car franchise to pursue an aggressive child safety agenda. In announcing the formation of the non-profit KlaasKids Foundation in September, 1994 Mr. Klaas said, “we can give meaning to Polly’s death and create a legacy in her name that will be protective of children for generations to come by pursuing the singular mission of stopping crimes against children.” Through federal and state legislative efforts Mr. Klaas promotes prevention programs for at-risk youth, stronger sentencing for violent criminals and governmental accountability and responsibility. Mr. Klaas travels extensively through the United States facilitating child safety events, encouraging innovative solutions and proven programs that positively impact crime, abuse and neglect that plague children in so many of our communities. He also counsels and advises numerous victim families and families of kidnapped children.

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