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City of Hayward Police Dept
Wednesday September 4th, 2019 :: 08:05 a.m. PDT


Safety Tips for Stranger Danger

With school back in session, we are always concerned about our students' safety. Now is a good time to talk to your kids about “Stranger Danger.”

What is a STRANGER? Most people visualize a stranger as a scary looking person. The truth is a stranger is anyone YOU DON’T KNOW!

Strangers should be treated with caution. You may see “strangers” while going to and from places, at the park, in your neighborhood or at any public place you might go.

Remember your safety is a priority and there are rules you should follow when you are around strangers.

•Be aware of who is around you and what they are doing.
•Adults who need help shouldn’t be asking kids, so let them find another adult. This includes adults with pets.
•Always have someone with you, and don’t go places alone.

The following are important safety tips to follow if approached by a stranger:

•Don’t talk to strangers and never give your name or address.
•Don’t take anything, like candy or a toy from a stranger.
•No matter what they say, don’t go anywhere with someone you don’t know.
•Stay more than an arm’s reach from strangers.
•If you are approached by a stranger, seek help immediately.
•Trust your instincts, if you feel uncomfortable, are being followed or something is not right, seek help immediately.
•Review contact telephone numbers and home safety practices.
•If you are grabbed by a stranger: Yell, Run and Tell! (Scream, kick and get attention)
•When seeking help, always go to a trusted adult – a parent, police officer, teacher, coach, or older siblings.

Report any suspicious activity immediately by calling 911 or Hayward Police Department’s Non-Emergency Dispatch Number at 510-293-7000. Don’t wait to report it until later in the day or the next school day. It’s extremely important for students to call the police at the time of the incident so we can respond as soon as possible to investigate.

City of Hayward Police Dept
300 W Winton Ave
Hayward, CA 94544

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-293-7000

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