Nancy McBride: My name is Nancy McBride and I am from The National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. Today we are going to be talking about child safety and what you as a parent or guardian needs to know to help keep your kids safer and what you can teach your children, some basic skills, so they can stay safer. Before we get started, I would like you all to think for just a moment about what you learned when you were a child about this issue, what were you taught? We are going to talk about whether or not that is effective in the stand age.
I am going to give you tools and resources and websites, so you can download information and take the time to sit down with your kids and talk about it and a little bit about me. I have been in this field for over 20 years. I started in 1981 with the Adam Walsh Child Resource Centre and I have been with the National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children for over 15 years. I have written a number of safety publications and articles and I want to share them with you today because I know how tough it is to be a parent or guardian in this modern world. So let us get started.