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.
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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
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Safe Kids Worldwide: Putting a Stop to Accidental Injuries
Over the past eight years, Honeywell’s generous financial support has enabled more than one million students at more than 1,100 primary schools across China to participate in the Safe Kids Worldwide program designed to protect children from accidental injury.
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.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection
We’re protecting kids across North America. Honeywell is one of four founding partners of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Centre, an incredible organization that has protected thousands of kids and their families across Canada. The Canadian Centre teaches child safety through many programs, including the Billy Brings His Buddies program, which focuses on teaching 1st-grade students about the “Buddy System.” The program was first developed in 2006 and since then has reached nearly 1.7 million students in 1st grade classrooms throughout Canada.