Teen Personal Safety
Teaches juveniles (Jr. High and High School age) preventative measures to protect themselves and their property. Depending upon the age and gender of the audience, topics may include date rape and substance abuse. Handouts provided.
Graduate to Safety - From the Boise Police Department
With prom, graduation, and other celebratory events right around the corner, let’s keep a few safety tips in mind:
- Nothing saysfunlike a party with friends, music, food, and (for some) dancing. So, have fun!
- However, fun and safety can go hand in hand. Because you don’t want to visit a friend in the hospital or explain your actions to law enforcement, keep a clear mind and healthy body free from drugs and alcohol. Remember:
- Alcohol impairs your vision and response time. That cement wall by the roadside? It won’t move when your car hits it – but you will. And not in a fun, amusement park way.
- Alcohol and drugs can make you ill. Did you plan on puking on your clothing? Or worse, on your date? Do you really want the evening to end with you in the emergency room?
- Alcohol and drug convictions will go on your police record. You know that job you’re applying for that asks about any “…convictions, misdemeanors, felonies, arrests, expunges, charges” etc.? No one wants to explain this over and over.
- Loss of inhibitions may be harmless on the dance floor (except for cell phone pics), but if you aren’t sober and clear about sexual boundaries, you could end up with life-changing consequences. Choose your group and actions wisely.
- Take your cell phone and extra money with you in case the car breaks down or your date is making bad decisions and you need a cab ride home. Have a backup plan.
- Make sure your parents know where you’ll be for the evening. And yes, curfew is still a legal requirement if not a parental one. By law, individuals younger than 18 years of age must be indoors by midnight (see Boise City Code 6-10-2 for exceptions).
- Trust your instincts! If you know it isn’t right, don’t do it -- you’ll be glad the next day that you didn’t.
Have a safe “end of school year” event and enjoy your summer!
Boise Police Department Crime Prevention Unit
Download or read some Summer Safety Tips here!