Personal and Online Safety Education for Children
Allen Police Department partners with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to deliver their educational materials to the community at no cost. NCMEC was founded in 1984 and works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.
Allen PD offers presentations on the following of NCMEC programs:
- Personal Safety Presentation (Grades K-5)
- Online Safety Education (Grades 2-5)
- Online Safety Education for Parents, Guardians and Community
Contact: For information and scheduling, contact Officer Michael Delio at 214.971.3422 or by email.
Personal Safety Presentation (Grades K-5)
KidSmartz™ is a child safety program that educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors. This program teaches the four rules of personal safety: I will always check first with a parent; I will take a friend; I will tell people no; and I will tell my trusted adult.
This program rethinks the term “Stranger Danger,” as most children are abducted by someone they know, and instead focuses on teaching children to identify and respond to threatening situations.
An officer will engage the children through discussion, quizzes and animated videos. This presentation takes approximately 30 minutes and requires a video/audio setup.
Online Safety Education (Grades 2-5)
NetSmartz “Into the Cloud™” is an episodic web series that features well-known NetSmartz characters Clicky, Nettie, and Webster, and introduces new characters to new adventures to help illustrate the modern challenges kids are facing online. This program empowers children to take an active role in solving problems safely, engages children and adults in two-way conversations about safety and risky behaviors, and encourages children to report unsafe behaviors or victimization.
An officer will engage the children through discussion, quizzes and animated videos. This presentation takes approximately 45 minutes and requires a video/audio setup.
Online Safety Education for Parents, Guardians and Community
This presentation will provide participants with helpful information, prevention tools to protect their children and shares best practices to respond to their child if something happens. This presentation takes approximately 60 minutes and requires a video/audio setup.