Be alert 

CPS distributes new guide to teach students about personal safety.

March 23, 2009

As the weather warms up, our children are likely to spend more time outdoors, potentially away from the watchful eyes of adult supervision. Unfortunately, adults who prey upon children will also be spending more time outside. Students need to be on the lookout for potentially dangerous situations and know how to respond. 


That’s why CPS has purchased the Child Lures curriculum for distribution to all 3rd through 6th grade students. The Child Lures Prevention Program is a nationally recognized student personal safety program. It teaches students about potentially unsafe people, behaviors and situations, both on the Internet and in everyday situations. It also teaches students how to react if they encounter these unsafe conditions. 


Child Lures workbooks and teacher guides will be distributed to all Chicago Public elementary schools during the week of March 23. CPS is encouraging all principals to incorporate these student safety lessons into their curriculum in advance of spring break. And parents should review these lessons with their children each and every time they step out of the house.


Learn more about the Child Lures Prevention Program


Additional safety resources

We are all partners in helping prepare our children to deal with potentially dangerous situations. More information about how to keep your child safe can be found at the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) Community Policing website. ClearPath, another useful tool from the CPD, also allows citizens to map the location of registered sex offenders living in their communities. This tool can assist in identifying potential threats to children within their neighborhoods.


Safety websites


CPS Safety and Security Department


Safety tips

Preventing child abduction

School safety tips


Learn more about Safety and Security.


Read more of our spring break 2009 stories:

Be home by curfew  

Spring break highlights

Spring break tips