30 Days of Summer Safety
325 CHILDREN UNDER 5 SAVED BY CAR SEATS IN ONE YEAR.
Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. Heat can be very taxing on the body; check out the heat related illnesses that can occur with even a short period of exposure. For more information on the health dangers of heat visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat
PSA: The TikTok Key Prank
Crisp County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of citizens getting multiple unsolicited calls and texts about lost keys. Citizens are receiving calls from individuals stating they found their keys; some are even getting photographs of keys with a keychain that includes their phone number sent to their phone.
We believe these reports at related to a prank that started on TikTok about a year ago. The video includes step-by-step instructions on how to purchase pounds of miscellaneous cut keys online and plastic ID keychains. The prankster is instructed to write phone numbers on the ID key chain and scatter the keys all around. The victim will then get several calls from strangers who “found their keys.”
Although this idea stems from a prank, it could be an outlet for scammers and predators. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE AND DO NOT SCHEDULE IN-PERSON MEETINGS WITH STRANGERS.
The 72nd Annual Watermelon Day’s Festival is here. There are many scheduled events that are sure to bring a crowd. We want to offer a few safety tips for kids in summer crowds.
Take a picture of your children with your cell phone when attending large public events. This photo will greatly assist public safety officials in finding your child in the event you become separated from them.
Teach kids to memorize your cell phone number.
Establish a plan if you separated.
Point out employees of the establishment or local law enforcement personnel at the event, so they know who is safe to approach should you become separated. #SummerSafety️
The state’s water-safety initiative, SPLASH, aims to greatly reduce the number of water-related deaths and injuries.
SPLASH encourages citizens to follow these tips when enjoying beaches, pools, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water:
Supervision – Designate an adult to watch children at all times. Do not assume someone else is watching.
Prevention – Wear personal flotation devices (PFD or life jacket), install fencing around pools, and use drain covers in hot tubs and pools.
Life jackets save lives – Wear them and be sure your children do.
Arm’s Length – Adults should be arm’s length to children in water, and safety tools such as hooks should be nearby at all times.
Swim Lessons – Knowing how to swim greatly reduces the chance of drowning. Classes are often available through the Red Cross or YMCA.
Have a Water Safety Plan – Know what to do during a water emergency
CDC’s Eight Tips for Safe and Healthy Summertime Work and Play
Recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you avoid falling for one.
• Scammers PRETEND to be from an organization you know.
• Scammers say there’s a PROBLEM or a PRIZE.
• Scammers PRESSURE you to act immediately.
• Scammers tell you to PAY in a specific way.
What You Can Do to Avoid a Scam
• Don’t give your personal or financial information in response to a request that you didn’t expect.
• Resist the pressure to act immediately.
• Know how scammers tell you to pay.
• Stop and talk to someone you trust.