Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tips for summer camp safety

Parents have the
responsibility of
controlling access that
new people will have to
their children.
Summer is almost here. School is almost out, and a whole host of new opportunities for recreation and relaxation await. Maybe you are sending your children to a music or sports camp? Or maybe they have been invited by their friends to go camping in the mountains or at the beach? Whatever the situation, it is important to remember that parents still have the responsibility of controlling access that new people will have to their children.

If your children are attending a summer camp, insist that counselors or anyone else who might have access to your children have undergone an application process that includes a criminal background check and reference checks.

For additional resources from Virtus Online, visit http://archla.org/safeguard and click on the PDF document "Summer Safety Tips Can Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse."

For particular help, call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.

1 comment:

  1. Letting the kids go to summer camps seems to always make parents worried. Thanks for the post.

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