Child Safety

What You Need To Know In Order To Keep Your Children Safe In The Car:

The most important rule to remember is: one person, one seat belt. At no time are children (two or older) allowed to share a single seat belt. Crash tests have found that children sharing a seat belt in a crash are at an extreme risk of death by severe head trauma because of the increased potential for the children’s heads to collide given their close proximity to one another. Children are also at risk of injury sitting on an adults lap while sharing a seat belt as the adult’s weight could crush the child against the seat belt causing internal trauma.

 

Child Safety Seats

The ideal safety seat is the one that properly fits your child, car model and your family’s needs. Before purchasing a safety seat, do some research. Safety and test information are readily available online both from the manufacturer and independent consumer advocacy groups. Make sure if you have an infant to use an infants safety seat, if you have a toddler, be sure the safety seat is appropriate for their height, weight and age.

 

Potential Internet Risks:

Cyber bullying:

The intentional harassment through the Internet via e-mail, social networking sites, instant messaging or cell phones. Examples of Cyber bullying include:

  • Rumors spread through: social networking sites, e-mail or text messaging.
  • The doctoring of photographs to make the subject appear to be in a humiliating or uncomfortable situation.
  • The sending or posting of messages with the intent of engaging a subject’s negative emotions.

 

Over Sharing:

It is important to never share information such as: home addresses, phone numbers, private thoughts and feelings and pictures online. This information could be used by cyber bullies to: alter photos, taunt victims about their personal feelings or share private e-mails with others. Predators are particularly eager for such personal information as it can be used as an in-road into the child’s life, This information enables the predator to manipulate his/her victim into trusting them to reveal more about themselves.

 

Tips For Parents

  • Do not let your children go anywhere alone. Be sure your child is accompanied by a friend when going out.
    Tell your children to ask your permission before accepting anything or going anywhere with anyone.
  • Let your children know saying no is the appropriate response if someone tries to touch them or treats them in a manner that makes them feel uncomfortable. The appropriate action would be to promptly get out of the situation.
  • Be sure to keep an open line of communication with your children. They should feel at ease about telling you whether they are feeling sad, frustrated, scared or uncomfortable.
  • Be sure not to forget your older children. Children 10-17 years of age are still at risk of victimization while at the same time you are steadily increasing their freedoms.

 

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Resources:

Cibola County Law Enforcement:
Cibola County Sheriff Office(505) 876-2040
Acoma Pueblo Police Department(505) 552-6601
Grants Police Department(505) 287-5144
Laguna Pueblo Police Department(505) 552-6685
Milan Police Department(505) 287-4491
Pine Hill – Ramah Navajo Police Department(505) 775-3226
New Mexico State Police(505) 287-4377

 

Sandoval County Law Enforcement: 
Sandoval County Sheriff Office(505) 867-7526
Bernalillo Police Department(505) 867-2304
Cochiti Pueblo Police Department(505) 465-3136
Corrales Police Department(505) 898-7585
Cuba Police Department(505) 289-9157
Jemez Pueblo Police Department(575) 834-0468
Jemez Springs Police Department(575) 829-3345
Kewa Pueblo - B.I.A. Police
(505) 346-2868/2869
Rio Rancho Police Department(505) 891-5900
Sandia Pueblo Police Department(505) 890-1428
San Felipe Pueblo – B.I.A. Police
(505) 346-2868/2869
Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department(505) 891-7226
San Ysidro Police Department(575) 834-7581
New Mexico State Police(505) 841-9256

 

Valencia County Law Enforcement: 
Valencia County Sheriff Department(505) 865-9603
Belen Police Department(505) 864-6288
Bosque Farms Police Department(505) 869-2358
Isleta Pueblo Police Department(505) 869-6511
Los Lunas Police Department(505) 865-9130
New Mexico State Police(505) 841-9256

 

New Mexico State Law Enforcement: 
New Mexico State Police(505) 827-9300