The Edmonton Safe Parent Association is unique to Edmonton and came to being in 2006. A Safe Parent is a responsible, police screened adult who is willing to offer assistance to someone in an emergency situation. Safe Parents display a red, black and white sign of a skunk holding a child's hand. These signs are displayed in a window and indicate there is an adult home who can render assistance. Anyone of any age may go to a Safe Parent home for help. Please go to a Safe Parent home if you are feeling threatened in any way, feeling ill, lost or having car trouble.
Even though anyone may come to a Safe Parent house for assistance, our focus is on children and seniors. This is the most venerable sector of our community. Unfortunately bullying is a concern for both age groups. This is a serious and under rated problem. It is not a normal part of growing up, or, aging and should not be tolerated. Bullying comes in many forms. Direct bullying includes threats, hitting, taking or destroying possessions and name calling. Indirect bullying may be gossiping, shunning, saying or writing (texting) bad things and internet harassment. Your child, or older family member, may become withdrawn, depressed, wary, schools grads going down. Be aware and ask questions, let them know it is not their fault. Let them know you are on their side and will help in any way possible.