To be home alone, you need to know the following things to protect you and your
To check in with a parents or a neighbor immediately after arriving home.
How to call 9-1-1, or your area's emergency number or call the operator.
How to give directions to you home, in case of emergency.
To never accept gifts or rides from people they don't know well.
How to use the door and window locks, and alarm system if you have one.
To never let anyone into your home without asking permission from a parent or
To never let a caller at the door or on the phone know that you are alone.
Teach them to say "Mom/Dad can't come to the phone (or door) right now."
To carry a house key with them in a safe place ( inside a shirt pocket or
sock). Don't leave it under a mat or on a ledge outside the house.
How to escape in case of a fire.
To not go into a empty house or apartment if things don't look right - a broken
window, ripped screen, or a opened door.
To let you know about anything that frightens them or makes them feel