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How Parents Can Keep Children Safe While Shopping and Traveling this Holiday Season
Parents need to be careful not to let their guard down or become distracted while traveling or attending public functions during the 2011 holiday season. Tim Kang, actor from the hit CBS show The Mentalist has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help educate parents about what they should be telling their children to keep them safe while shopping and traveling this holiday season.
Parents need to talk with children about safety before heading out to a busy shopping mall or boarding a plane, train, or bus this holiday season. Crowds are greater this time of year and children may easily become separated from their parents, causing confusion and fear. If that should happen, parents need a plan and children should know what to do.
"Unfortunately many adults and children dont know what to do if they lose each other in a public place or are faced with other unsafe situations," said actor Tim Kang. "Thats why the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is offering advice on how to remain safe and avoid panic and potential dangers."
If your child is flying or riding a train or bus alone this holiday season, NCMEC urges parents to remember the following travel safety tips:
Great post Chief! All of these warnings should be common sense, right? But we all know sense ain't that common. I will be putting this in our community newsletter. Thanks,
I agree Tone, lots of great information in this article.