If you are leaving for vacation, make sure your house doesn't look empty. Make it look like it is lived in. Activate timers for light switches, and order a temporary hold to newspaper and mail delivery, or ask a trusted neighbor or friend to pick up items delivered to your home daily.
Do not throw away papers that have your personal information on them without tearing or shredding them.
Guard your mail from being stolen. Remove mail from your box shortly after it has been delivered.
Keep Kids Safe
Warn children about "stranger danger"
Know who your kids are talking to on social networks such as Facebook.
Children should know their full name, address including city and state, and phone number including area code.
Be sure children know how to call 911 and how to use a pay phone.
Teach children to never accept rides or gifts from someone they don't know.
Teach children to go to a store clerk, security guard, or police officer for help if they are lost in a mall or store or on the street.
Children should be accompanied to public rest rooms.
Show children safe places they can go in your neighborhood in an emergency, like a trusted neighbor's house.