April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month Bronx Children and Parents Can Learn About Safety Issues Among Fun Activities
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that her office, along with the New York City Police Department, Safe Horizon, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services and the New York City Fire Department, will host the third annual Bronx Child Safety Fair. The event will allow families to hear from experts on safety concerns, obtain a free New York State Safe Child Identification Card, and enjoy a day filled with games, music and other fun activities.
The Child Safety Fair, which marks Child Abuse Prevention Month, will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary School, located at 1914 Morris Avenue, between East 177th Street and East Tremont Avenue. Children ages 3 to 13 and their families are encouraged to take part in the event.
District Attorney Clark said “Keeping Bronx children safe is a top priority, and learning how to prevent harm towards our kids is extremely important. We had great turnouts for our first two fairs, and I hope you will join us this year for this educational, fun event.”
The fair will cover a wide range of safety topics, including bicycle safety, bullying prevention, tips on staying safe while surfing the Internet, safe sleeping for infants, and safe/unsafe touching. Assistant District Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions.
Besides educational opportunities, there will also be a live DJ, face painting, a bouncy castle and a raffle. Free food will also be offered. The NYPD will distribute free SAFE Child Identification cards, which includes the child’s name, biographical information and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. The ID cards are used by the New York State AMBER Alert and Missing Child Alert programs. Additionally, the NYPD will be taking sign-ups for their summer youth programs.