DON'T open the door for anyone you don't know.
Keep the doors and windows locked. Ask your parents to teach you how to open and lock doors and windows.
NEVER let anyone into your home to use your phone, bathroom, or anything else. Your home is not a public phone booth or a public rest room. If there is an emergency outside your home, call 9-1-1 for help and tell the police what is going on. The police will send someone to your home!
If you call 9-1-1 for help, DON'T hang the phone up. Leave the receiver off the hook and dangling after you talk to us. This way, the police can still hear you in case anything happens before help arrives.
DON'T talk to strangers on the phone. And NEVER tell the person on the phone that your parents are not home and that you are alone. Tell the person that your parents are not able to come to the phone at this moment, that you will take their name and number, and that your parents will return their call when they can.
If there is someone hanging around near your home, call for help by dialing 9-1-1. Tell the dispatcher what the person is doing and give a description of the person. Help will be sent to you.