One of the best things we have going for us as a species is our ability to create safe and nurturing communities. Environments where our children can safely thrive and where we share ideas and information and grow and evolve together.
As a member of a community, it’s your unspoken duty to contribute to the safety and well-being and there are a few ways this can be done:
1) Get home security and tell your friends. If you don’t have home security, it might be time to consider it. You can click here for a site offering top of the line systems and even if you don’t go with it, it’s a great place to start.
It’s also important to spread the word to your neighbors. Homes with systems are much less likely to be hit and if you have a community of homes like these, you have a safer community.
2) It’s also important to establish some form of a neighborhood watch. You can speak with your local town council and law enforcement agency to see how one spearheads such an initiative.
3) Get a feel for the territory and the neighboring communities surrounding yours. This isn’t to suggest that you become suspicious of your neighbors, just that you observe and learn. Find out the crime trends happening in their area and, if your son has friends from those areas, learn what they are all about.