Learn About Safety Issues; Children Receive Free NYPD Child Identification Cards
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that her office, in partnership with the New York City Police Department, Safe Horizon, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services and the Fire Department, will host the second annual Bronx Child Safety Fair, welcoming families to hear from experts on safety concerns, receive a free Safe Child ID Card and enjoy a fun-filled day of games, music and more.
The fair, which commemorates Child Abuse Prevention Month, will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Saint Simon Stock School located at 2195 Valentine Avenue. Children ages 3 to 13 and their families are welcome to attend.
District Attorney Clark said “Our main priority is to keep children from harm and I hope that you will join me on Saturday to learn how to make our community the safest it can be. Our inaugural fair last year was a tremendous success and I am pleased to host it again. It is a wonderful, fun and educational event for the Bronx.”
Safety topics that will be covered include bike safety, bullying prevention, Internet precautions and safe sleeping. Assistant District Attorneys will also be on hand to discuss safe and unsafe touching and the NYPD will distribute free SAFE Child Identification cards which contain a child’s name, biographical information and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. The cards can be easily carried and are an important tool used by the New York State AMBER Alert and Missing Child Alert programs.
The NYPD will be taking sign-ups for their summer youth programs.
In addition to educational opportunities, entertainment will include a DJ, face painting, a bouncy castle, a raffle and free food.