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FBI offers serious safety tips for children's summer activities and camps

Know your child care providers. Choose babysitters, nannies, and tutors with care. Obtain references from family, friends, and neighbors. Many states now have registries for public access to check criminal history or sex-offender status.
Know your child care providers. Choose babysitters, nannies, and tutors with care. Obtain references from family, friends, and neighbors. Many states now have registries for public access to check criminal history or sex-offender status.
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The end of the school year is a time for planning family summer time and activities. With this in mind the Federal Bureau of Investigation reminds us to be careful as we choose activities and the people who run them.

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"Whether a child is spending the summer at home with parents, a nanny or tutor, or away from home at a summer camp" the FBI offers several safety tips to keep children safe. It's important to know "that children are being cared for under the watchful eyes of trusted and vetted adults."

Be sure your child knows what to do in case of an emergency and how to reach you by phone. Children should have a trusted adult, whom you know, to call if they are scared or there is an emergency.

See the Photo Slideshow above to view these important FBI tips.