Monday, October 22, 2007

Safer Trick 'N Treating

It's icky and creepy, but there are people out there who do disgusting things to children. We live in Illinois, and some Illinois counties make registered sex offenders place bright red signs on their doors for Halloween. Most of the time, though, you don't know that the kindly old neighbor walking the dog is a registered sex offender.

Family Watch Dog is a FREE online service that helps you keep your family safe. To find out which houses you should avoid, go to the site Enter your street address. You'll see a "house" in the middle of the map, that's your house. All the little colored boxes are registered sex offenders Click on a box to see the name, address, and picture of the person along with his/her crime. It is both empowering and frightening. Remember though, knowledge is power. Once you know where the scary people live, you can avoid those houses for Halloween -- and every other day.



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Anonymous said...

There's a Family Study Guide/Stranger Saftey Study guide that you can download from the site (look under the Saftey tips tab)... geared for ages 5-8. Role play questions start on page 11 - provides some food for thought.