- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 16, 2000

Children's books

"Be Aware of Danger (Focus on Safety)," by Bill Gutman, Twenty First Century Books, 1996. This book is aimed at children ages 9 to 12. It offers practical advice to help them recognize and get out of unsafe situations.
"Be Careful A What Will Happen Next Book of Safety," by Harry Bornstein, Karen Saulnier and Lillian B. Hamilton, Clero Press, 1976. This book is targeted for children 4 to 8 years old. It helps parents walk their child through different scenarios to help avoid danger and stay safe.
"Be Street Smart Be Safe: Raising Safety Minded Children," by Nelly Glasser, Gan Publishing, 1994. This book is written for elementary-age children in an appealing rhyme and provides "what if" games to help make them safety-conscious.
"Who Is a Stranger and What Should I Do?" by Helen Cogancherry, Concept Books, 1993. This book offers practical and specific tips in a non-threatening way to children 4 to 8 years old.
"The Child's World of Carefulness: The Child's World of Values Series," by Janet Riehecky, Child's World Press, 1998. This book explains to children ages 4 to 8 how to recognize dangerous situations.

Adult books

"Street Smarts for Kids: What Parents Must Know to Keep Their Children Safe," by Ric Bentz and Christine Allison, Ballantine Publishing Group, 1999. A detective helps parents give their children common-sense information to keep them safe at home, in school and at play.
"Child Lures: What Every Parent and Child Should Know About Preventing Sexual Abuse and Abduction," by Kenneth Wooden, Book World Services, 1995. This book helps parents educate their children about these emotion-fraught topics.
"Complete Idiot's Guide to Child Safety," by Susan Crites Price and Miriam B. Settle, Macmillan, 1999. This book offers short, useful chapters about remaining safe in a variety of situations from the school yard to the bike path.

Associations

National Safe Kids Campaign, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20004. Phone: 202/662-0600. Web site: www.safekids.org. This nonprofit group educates the public about physical dangers to children at home and school, on the playground and in the pool. The group offers summer safety tips on its Web site.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 699 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-3175. Phone: 800/THE-LOST or 703/274-3900. Web site: www.missingkids.com. This nonprofit group helps locate lost or abducted children, unites runaways with their parents and educates the public on safety issues.

On line

Lil' Iguana's Children's Safety Foundation(www.liliguanasafety.org) is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches young children about safety issues. The site offers a variety of safety information and resources based on founder Jim Tomaszewski's music-based safety curriculum.
Center for Injury Prevention (www.cipsafe.org) is a nonprofit organization that tries to prevent injuries by educating the public about the proper use of safety equipment, such as car seats and bike helmets.
Booking Desk (www.glasscity.net) is the Toledo, Ohio, police department's on-line educational resource. The site has a number of on-line booklets, including one on summer safety.
Children's Safety Zone (www.sosnet.com/safety/safety1.html) is sponsored by Swift Office Solutions, an office-supply company in Arizona, and offers a number of safety tips, bulletins and resources for parents.

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