May 25, 2010 in City

Event urges kids to learn safety

The Spokesman-Review

An educational event, Take 25, will offer ways to keep children safe during a day of activities today at the Spokane Valley Mall.

To raise awareness for National Missing Children’s Day, the program encourages parents, educators and law enforcement to take 25 minutes to talk to children about safety.

Among the activities planned from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the mall’s second floor near the food court:

Operation Family ID will allow guardians to make identification kits of their children, including photographs and fingerprints. A donation of $1 is requested per kit, which parents keep.

•Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies will discuss Offender Watch, a nationwide program that monitors sex offenders’ location and status.

•Internet safety guides will target parents and children, providing online security tool kits and tips.

Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email