Got 2B Safe! Think Smart and Take Charge
According to statistics from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), 2,100 children in the U.S. are reported missing each day while thousands more are exposed to life-threatening situations or fall victim to sexual abuse.
In response, Honeywell partnered with NCMEC in 2005 to create the Got 2B Safe! contest, one of the most comprehensive school-based programs designed to teach abduction prevention directly to young children.
Over the past five years, Got 2B Safe! has reached over 72,000 schools, and more than 5 million children across the U.S. Teachers enter the contest by submitting lesson plans which highlight four core rules of safety: Check First; Go With a Friend; It’s My Body; Tell a Trusted Adult. Each year, 100 first prize winners receive gift certificate for school supplies and 5 grand-prize winners are awarded a complete classroom makeover worth $10,000.
For more information on the program or how to enter the contest, please visit: www.got2bsafe.com
Report a sighting of a missing child
Please report any information regarding a missing child to the Call Center. Operators are available 24-hours a day to receive ‘sightings’ by telephone or via the internet.
Telephone: toll-free 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
Canadian Centre for Child Protection
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre)teaches child safety through the Billy Brings his Buddies Program. The program focuses on the activities of Billy, a seven year-old boy who is learning about the “Buddy System”. The program was developed in partnership with the Canadian Centre in 2006 and distributed to all Grade 1 schools in Canada, reaching over 300,000 students. Billy Brings his Buddies includes a lesson plan for teachers, an online story book, a practice sheet for children and a take-home activity for families.
As one of the four founding partners of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Honeywell's support has enabled the Canadian Centre
to have an immediate impact on the well-being of children and families in Canada.
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Safe Kids Worldwide
Accidents kill one million children each year around the world and permanently disable many more. In China, accidental injury is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14. That’s why, in 2005, Honeywell and Safe Kids Worldwide created the Safe Kids @ Home education campaign, which provides children aged 6 to 12 tips on preventing fires, burns, poisonous gas leaks, and other accidental injuries during school vacations.
Over the past five years, this program has benefited nearly 500,000 students in almost 600 primary schools across China. In 2009, the program received the American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai Corporate Social Responsibility Partnership Award.
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