Virtual Safety Town
Welcome to Virtual Safety Town, where learning about safety is just a click away! Get ready for an exciting online adventure as we explore important safety skills from the comfort of your own home. Virtual Safety Town brings all the fun and knowledge of traditional Safety Town right to your screen. We'll dive into topics like pedestrian safety, traffic rules, fire safety, and much more. So put on your virtual learning hat and get ready to become a safety superstar from the convenience of your own home. Let's embark on this virtual journey together and gather the knowledge to stay safe and make smart choices in our everyday lives!
Hello, little detectives! Today, we're going to embark on an exciting adventure as we learn all about police officers and the important work they do to keep our community safe. We'll discover that police officers are our friends and helpers, and they wear special uniforms and badges. We'll learn about the different tools they use, like handcuffs and police cars, and how they use them to protect us. We'll also get a chance to ask questions and learn about the many ways police officers keep us safe, like directing traffic, solving mysteries, and being there when we need help.
Hey there, little friends! Let's learn how to be safe when we're walking on the streets. We'll talk about looking both ways before crossing, using crosswalks, and holding hands with a grown-up. Remember, always be a super-duper careful pedestrian!
Today, we're diving into the world of animal safety. We'll learn how to be kind and gentle to our furry friends and how to stay safe around them. We'll discover the importance of asking permission before approaching unfamiliar animals, understanding their body language, and never disturbing them while they're eating or sleeping.
Vroom, vroom! Time to hop on our imaginary bicycles and learn how to ride safely. We'll talk about wearing helmets to protect our heads, using hand signals to show where we're going, and always watching out for cars. Let's be safe and have a wheelie good time!
Today, we're going to learn all about poison safety and how to keep ourselves and others safe from harmful substances. We'll talk about how some things can be dangerous if we touch them or put them in our mouths, like cleaning products, medicine, or plants. We'll learn to always ask a grown-up before touching or eating anything that we're not sure about. We'll also discover the importance of never sharing or taking medicine without a grown-up's help. Together, we'll become poison safety superheroes and learn how to keep our homes and surroundings poison-free!
We're diving into the exciting world of firefighters and discovering the incredible work they do to keep us safe from fires and emergencies. We'll learn that firefighters are real-life heroes who wear special protective gear and helmets. We'll explore their awesome firefighting tools and how they use them to put out fires and rescue people. So get ready to ignite your curiosity and join us on this thrilling journey to learn all about the courageous firefighters who protect our community!
Check out the “Just For Kids!” section. It is very important to practice with your children, so they know not only their first name, but also last name, address and phone number. See information that will help with practicing that information.
- Choking Safety
See great tips to help prevent choking and strangulation.
- Earthquake Safety
Though Oregon is not known for having frequent large earthquakes, it is always good to be prepared. For a fun and interactive downloadable activity book, please visit this website: Prepare With Pedro! Earthquake
- Gun Safety
The National Crime Prevention Council's website provides information related to gun safety. Click on the “Videos” button or “Watch The Videos” button. The first video, Molly’s Mischief, is the video we show at Safety Town.
- Home Safety
See information related to protecting children in your home.
- Personal Safety/Safe Touch
Watch the video, Safe Side Stranger Safety (by following the link just above), that we show at Safety Town (36 minutes). We recommend watching it in shorter segments and there are some natural breaks in the video. Also look for the book we use at our “in-person” camp, The Right Touch, by Sandra Kleven, which may be available at your local library for check out.
- Playground Safety
See information related to playground safety. Playgrounds can be a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous, so make sure you take steps to ensure your child has a fun and safe visit to the playground.
- Railroad Safety
Watch a railroad safety video called Trains & Tracks by following this link: Trains & Tracks.
- Scavenger Hunt
See great scavenger hunt suggestions from Teacher Kevin at City of Eugene Recreation. Parents might like to do this along with the walking/bicycle interactive Mural Tour mentioned in our Bicycle Safety section, which has an “I Spy” element to it:
- School Bus Safety
See information about school bus safety. Drivers should always follow the speed limit and slow down in school zones and near bus stops. Remember to stay alert and look for kids who may be trying to get to or from the school bus.
- Water Safety
Check out fun and informative videos about water safety. The website also includes a printable activity sheet (make sure you click the embedded links for grades K-2).
Disclaimer: All the website references were found doing a simple internet search and are not the only resources available for these subjects. Please feel free to look at these sites to see if they suit your family views and safety needs. If they do not, please feel free to do further research, as this list is meant to be a resource to help you get started. Thank you!