CHILDREN as young as five have been getting advice on how to stay safe.
Yesterday pupils at Cumberworth First School met officers from the Kirkburton Neighbourhood Policing Team to learn about personal safety and the work of the police.
Pc Sally Baines and Police Community Support Officer Sharon Mellor went along to speak to pupils as part of the week-long initiative called Keep Safe, aimed at children aged between five and 10-years-old.
Pc Baines said: “We spoke to around 90 children and as well as getting the message across about keeping safe on the roads, we gave the children hints and tips on how to ensure their homes are safe and secure.
“I’m often asked by very young children ‘How do burglars get in?’ so it’s obvious they worry too.
“By giving children the information about home security, even in its most basic form, they can then go home and help their parents prevent burglaries.
“Simple steps like locking doors and shutting windows can have a big impact and it’s good to get children involved.”
Every child was given a goodie bag containing road safety activity books, stickers, bookmarks, magnets and key rings.