9-1-1 is not a toy

The summer is a good time to talk to children about the correct use of 9-1-1 and to remind them that 9-1-1 is not a toy. Here are some tips:

  • Always keep cordless phones fully charged and in the same place in the home
  • Keep your address information near the phone and show your children and caregivers where it is
  • Never give old cellphones to children to use as toys—many de-commissioned phones can still dial 9-1-1

We have a range of education materials for kids. Visit our 9-1-1 education page for more information.