Take 25 and Be a Champion for Child Safety
As an adult, you’re responsible for creating safe environments for kids. But too often, kids are faced with the unexpected, like abduction and sexual exploitation. Take safety a step further by talking to kids often about ways they can keep themselves safe from victimization.
Take the Pledge
Our Take 25 campaign encourages parents and guardians, educators, law-enforcement officers and other trusted adults to Pledge to take 25 minutes out of their day to talk to children about safety. Currently, more than 400 people have pledged 25 minutes each, that’s almost 10,000 minutes of safety conversations. You can be one of the featured champions by taking the Pledge today.
Practice safety with Take 25 activities
Once you’ve pledged, how should you start that 25 minute conversation? One way is to use one of our Take 25 Safety Activities. These activities encourage children ages 5-17 to think critically about safety issues and practice safer behaviors. Each activity focuses on one or more of the Take 25 safety themes:
- Safety at home
- Safety when out and about
- Safety onlin
One of the available Take 25 Safety Activities is “Neighborhood Map.” The activity gives trusted adults the opportunity to talk with kids about safe places to go in the neighborhood. Kids will be asked to draw a map of the route they walk to and from school or their neighborhood. Then they will mark all the places they should avoid with a red “X.” They will mark all the places they can find help with a green circle.
Other ways to get involved
Protecting children is a community effort. Everyone can do their part by helping us spread the Take 25 message. Here are a few simple things you can do to help:
- Take the Pledge and encourage your friends and colleagues to take it too
- Share resources with local organizations, such as schools and libraries
- Like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter
- Distribute safety resources at local events or places in your community, like fairs and town meetings
- Partner with NCMEC and Take 25 to provide free webinars on child safety issues for your organization
Learn more about our Take 25 campaign by visiting www.take25.org.