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What Should I Teach My Child about Calling 9-1-1?

Many children know to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency, but often do not know other important information, such as their address or how to reach a parent at work. Here is some of the most important information children need to now about calling 9-1-1:

  • Teach your children their names, their parents names, their home address and home phone number
  • Teach your children the name of your employer and phone numberteddybear_sick
  • Teach your children what an emergency is and when to call 9-1-1
  • Teach your children how to hold the phone properly so that they can speak clearly to the dispatcher
  • Teach your children that it is against the law to call 9-1-1 as a joke or prank
  • Teach your children not to be afraid to call 9-1-1 if there is any doubt whether they should call
  • Calling a parent at work before calling 9-1-1 can waste valuable time. Give them permission to call 9-1-1 if they think there is an emergency

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