Summer Tips






Summer Tips




“Schools Out For Summer”

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“Schools Out For Summer”

5 tips for Summer

Summertime offers the opportunity to relax and take time off from various activities our children participate in over the course of the school year.  Kids have plenty of free time so it is important to know what and how they are spending that time.  Here is a list of some quick tips the Alliance would like to share.  If you find this list helpful, consider sharing it with your neighbors.

 

Tip #1    Keep your Garage Doors Shut and Your Cars Locked

This is something we should do year round but especially during the summer months when there is more evening activity in our neighborhoods.  Keep in mind that 99% of all neighborhood crimes are drug related.  Contact local law enforcement if you see suspicious activity.

Tip #2    Visitations: Who is home?

Visits to friends’ homes should always include adult supervision.  Kids without supervision can sometimes make poor choices so make sure there is clear communication between parents.  

Tip #3    Summer Jobs

Teens have a great opportunity to earn some money over the summer months.  Parents should monitor spending patterns and pay attention to purchases being made. 

Tip #4    Graduation and Summertime Parties

Parents please keep in mind that serving alcohol to minors is a serious crime not to mention it sends the wrong message to teens: it’s ok to drink here but not there.  The truth of the matter is that it is not ok to drink anywhere if you are under the age of 21.  Likewise, parents please be aware of parties that are serving alcohol to minors.  We all share the responsibility to report these concerns to our local law enforcement.

Tip #5   Computers: how about setting a time limit per day?

Parents should monitor all on-line activity including websites researched and social media contacts.  Consider establishing a time each day that computer use is permitted thus avoiding the “all day marathon”.  Another consideration involves interactive game sites.  Pay attention to who your child is talking to and discourage interaction with unknown players.  Consider using the parental control services offered by your phone provider.

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