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Local youth will get helpful information to help them make good decisions related to their own personal safety and well-being at home, at school, and away from home — thanks to a community safety initiative being led by the Neligh Police Department.
Students will receive a copy of Personal Safety: Smart choices for LIFE, an award-winning educational resource produced by Community Safety Net. The resource includes a comprehensive 112-page handbook geared to young people, and access to online safety videos that augment the written materials. A free downloadable app for smartphones and tablets is included, which is customized to provide local safety contact numbers — along with safety tips, videos, and other valuable safety information. There is also a section for parents, which makes it a great family resource.
To offset the resource costs, a Safety Coordinator will be contacting local businesses and organizations to attain support on behalf of the Neligh Police Department. All supporters will be featured in the front of each safety book, as well as in the community’s customized safety app.
Every day, more than 43,000 North American children are injured seriously enough to need emergency room attention. According to the World Health Organization, “almost all accidents are preventable and education is the most effective way to prevent them from happening.”
Chief Michael Wright
Community Safety Net is a family-run, values-oriented organization that produces a series of educational safety resources created especially for kids. To date, more than four million children in communities across North America have benefited from CSN materials.