Nothing is more important than the safety and security of our families and kids. At Honeywell, we have decades of experience developing and deploying technologies that keep families safe and secure wherever they live, work and travel. At Honeywell Hometown Solutions, we work with leading child safety partners around the world to develop programs that educate teachers, parents, guardians and children on how to reduce risks of accident, abduction and abuse. Keeping our kids safe today so they can thrive, prosper and succeed tomorrow.
Abduction is a challenging subject to tackle with children. Parents don’t want to frighten kids unnecessarily but they do want to make sure their children are aware of dangers in the world and strategies to stay safe.
According to the FBI, police received more than 400,000 reports of missing children last year in the United States. That is why Honeywell Hometown Solutions and its long-time partner the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are introducing the new KidSmartz program. This program is the next generation of the Got2BSafe! program, which Honeywell and its employees have supported for more than a decade.
KidSmartz is a comprehensive, school-based program that parents and teachers can use to educate children about how to stay safe and minimize the risk of abduction. Unlike the Got2BSafe! program, which focused exclusively on third graders, KidSmartz is an expanded program to engage kids in grades K-5.
KidSmartz uses entertaining, informative and memorable free online lesson plans, tips, printable activities, quizzes, articles and animated videos to teach the “Four Rules of Personal Safety”:
- Check first
- Take a friend
- Say no and find help
- Tell a trusted adult.
To learn more visit www.KidSmartz.org.
To report any information about a missing child contact the 24-hour call center toll-free at 1.800.THE.LOST (1.800.843.5678) or visit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s website
Safe Kids Worldwide: Putting a Stop to Accidental Injuries
For more than 10 years, Honeywell and Safe Kids Worldwide have partnered to protect children from preventable injuries in the United States, China and India. In China alone, Safe Kids at Home program has reached more than 3 million children. The program also provides employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities. In 2015, more than 500 Honeywell employees donated their time to suppoprt this program.
There are now 500 local Safe Kids affiliates across the U.S.
Honeywell’s commitment to Safe Kids at Home program expanded to India in 2015. The new program focuses on educating families about child safety and reducing the incidences of the top causes of home-related injuries and death in children such as burns from boiling water.
In 2009, the program received the American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai Corporate Social Responsibility Partnership Award.” In 2011, the program was named one of the “Most Influential CSR Programs in China” by the China International Public Relations Association (CIPRA) and www.17PR.com, one of China’s most popular public relations professional websites. In 2012, the program was recognized with the Shanghai Rotary Leadership Award.