Child Safety Programs and Events

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Operating Motorized Scooters - Mini Motor Cycles

Motorized Scooters can either have an electric motor or fuel powered

The operator of the motorized scooter:

  • must have a brake that will make the braked wheel skid
  • can not operate a motorized scooter on a street with a speed limit in excess of 25 mph, unless they are in a class II bicycle lane
  • must wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet
  • must be at least 16 years of age
  • can not allow passengers at any time

parent and child at computerUsing the Internet Safely
The Internet is a whole world to discover – full of interesting facts, images, and people. Like the real world, the virtual world of the Internet also has its dangers, so it pays to be aware of potential threats before they arise.

 

 Accidents Happen!

Unintentional injury is the number one killer of America’s children, taking more lives than disease, violence and suicide. Learn more at the website for National KIDS Campaign.

Child Safety Seat Inspections

chil seat checkUnfortunately, due to staffing levels, we are temporarily unable to continue our weekly car seat installation/inspection program.  We anticipate being able to restart the program in January 2007 or sooner (if staffing levels change).

People needing car seat checks, should contact the Contra Costa Car Seat Safety Coalition phone line at 925-941-7989. This hotline is updated with the times and locations of upcoming car seat events and a list of all the fitting station phone numbers in Contra Costa County.

 Please note that John Muir Health Center in Brentwood is now checking seats every other Wednesday and is open to anyone needing a seat check regardless of residency. The number to call for an appointment is 925-941-7900, Option #3.

Megan's Law Information

Information regarding California's registered sex offenders is maintained on a database, which can be viewed online at the Megan's Law Website. This database contains information on all registered sex offenders in the State of California.

Amber Alert

In order to provide the best possible chance for the safe recovery of abducted children and the apprehension of child abduction suspects, the State of California has adopted the AMBER Alert System. The Antioch Police Department is an active participant in the Amber Alert System. read more here

Family-Friendly Websites

The kids.us domain provides a trusted online forum for children 13 and under. It's the first and only "youth-friendly" Web space to be established by the United States government, and it features advanced technical, policy, and operational mechanisms that keep young people informed, entertained, and protected online.

for KIDs   for TEENs   for Parents

http://www.kids.us/

www.girlpower.gov

www.kidshealth.org

www.radrider.com

http://www.getnetwise.org

http://www.usdoj.gov/kidspage/

kid with arms crossed

www.teenCVS.org

www.thecoolspot.gov

www.radrider.com

www.girlpower.gov

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teens at school

 

www.preventchildabuse.org

www.hhs.gov/children

http://www.getnetwise.org

www.girlpower.gov

http://www.kidsandcars.org/

http://www.kidsincars.org/

http://www.safekids.org

Guidelines for Parents of Teens