Public Education



It is so important that all of us work together to educate ourselves for the sake of safety and justice. Here are a few helpful hints for us all to keep in mind. The more observant we are, the better off everyone will be.

Look for the signs of Meth lab activity:

  • Unusual, strong odors (ammonia, acetone and other chemicals.)
  • People coming and going at unusual hours (increased activity at night.)
  • Excessive trash (Large amounts of antifreeze containers, lantern fuel cans, red stained coffee filters, drain cleaner and duct tape.)
  • Unusual amounts of clear glass containers.

Meth Costs Everyone

Families Pay

  • Meth causes domestic abuse, child neglect and child abuse.
  • Nationally, children are found at 1/3 of meth lab seizures.

Taxpayers Pay

  • Hospital and ambulatory care.
  • Healthcare for addicts' children.
  • Crime victims' health care.
  • Police, lawyer and EMT time.

Our Community Pays

  • $2,000 - $20,000 per site clean-up for landowner.
  • Increased crime as addicts try to support their habit.
  • Increased stress on our social services systems.

 

Use these helpful tips to keep your children safe from Internet sexual predators:

  • Become more computer literate and Internet savvy.
  • Keep the computer in a "public" area in your house.
  • Check out parental controls available on your online service. Install filtering/blocking software.
  • Do not let your children have online profiels, in chat rooms, where pedophiles often search for prey.
  • Tell your children to never "go private" into a private chat room.
  • Tell your children to never give out personal information, including name, address, school they attend or teachers' names, parents' names, etc.
  • Tell your children to never, never, never tell anyone where they will be or what they will be doing, and they may never meet someone from online without you.
  • Tell your children to never respond to rude or offensive e-mail, messages, or postings.
  • Do not allow your children to post, send, or receive pictures online.
  • Monitor the amount of time your child spends on the Internet, and at what times of day.
  • Tell your children to let you know if they are asked personal questions or if their online friend invites them someplace