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"Be here for kids" child safety event teaches kids about staying alert, cautious and aware

Posted at 8:06 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 11:06:02-04

With summer vacation beginning for kids across Southern Arizona and keeping your kids safe on and offline is most important. 

"Be here for kids" child safety event at the University of Arizona will give parents and students the opportunity to learn how to stay safe. 
The Center for Missing and Exploited Children began the event to promote awareness on safety issues. 

Parents and kids will be given the opportunity to meet and chat with public safety officials about how they keep them safe. 

Stranger danger and online safety will be topics of discussion. 

Assistant United States Attorney and coordinator of the event, Carin Duryee says, "digital citizenship is particularly important because it's a reality that our kids are going to live lives in the digital world as well as the real one. Parents and kids need to be aware of ways to go about that in a safe manner."

Kids will be part of a self defense demonstration as well as a wet down from Tucson Firefighters. 
The event begins at 11 A.M. - 4 P.M. . at the University of Arizona Student Recreation Center.