District Attorney Marian Ryan teaches Arlington students summer safety
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan visited 75 Arlington Boys & Girls Club summer campers ranging in age from 5 to 8 years old to teach them about how they can keep themselves and others safe this summer.
Ryan spoke to campers about water, car, window, bike and fireworks safety; highlighting important tips for children including: never swim alone, call 9-1-1 or notify an adult if you see a child alone in a car, never play near open windows, always wear a bike helmet and never play with fireworks or sparklers.
After the talk the students played a game of Summer Safety Jeopardy to show off what they learned.
The visit was part of the MDAO countywide summer safety initiative which focuses on averting preventable deaths of children by informing children, parents, guardians and caretakers about ways to keep children safe during the summer. Three of these priorities include: reminding parents to actively supervise children around water, to never swim alone and to learn to recognize the signs of drowning; highlighting that preventing falls out of windows is as important as learning how to exit through one in an emergency; and raising awareness about how to keep children safe in and around cars, parents and caregivers should never leave children alone in a parked vehicle even when they are asleep or restrained and even if the windows are open.
For information: middlesexda.com/prevention/safe-babies-safe-kids.php.