The public Celebration of Life for Council Member Trisha Martinez will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Montclair Senior Center.


Personal Safety

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How much do you know about strangers?

A stranger is someone that you do not know. Strangers come in all shapes, sizes, and races. They can be male or female, young or old, rich or poor. They can wear nice clothes or even a uniform. Even though the mailman comes to your house everyday, if you do not know him, he is still a stranger.

To make sure that I stay safe, I will make the following pledge:

  • I pledge never to talk to a stranger.
  • I pledge never to take candy, money, or anything else from a stranger.
  • I pledge never to take a ride from a stranger.
  • I pledge never to give my name, telephone number, or address to a stranger.
  • If a stranger asks me for help, I will stay away. Strangers shouldn’t need help from kids.
  • If a stranger tries to follow or grab me, I will yell, run toward help, kick, and tell my mom and dad.
  • I pledge to never open the door to a stranger if I am home alone. If the stranger doesn't leave, I will call 9-1-1.
  • I pledge never to tell anyone that I am home alone when I answer the phone.
  • I pledge to always walk with a friend when I am outside. The buddy system is safer.
  • I pledge to never take a shortcut when walking to or from school.
  • I pledge to always check with my parents before I go anywhere.
  • I pledge to say "NO!" if someone tries to touch me in ways that make me feel uncomfortable. I will tell my mom and dad what happened.
  • I pledge to ask a trusted adult for help if I need it.

I am important! I am special! And I deserve to be treated that way!

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