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Tag: safety

Aug.
31st

Tacoma residents can get tips to prevent home burglaries

City of Tacoma residents can get a free security assessment as part of a new effort by city government.

The residential security survey assessments are part of the city-wide Safe and Clean efforts. The effort, launched last year, aims to reduce crime and clean up the neighborhoods throughout Tacoma.

As part of the initiative, a Defensible Space Team was created. Team members will be available to evaluate residents’ homes for security, a city announcement stated. They can recommend additional security measures and changes to the physical environment to help enhance security and reduce the attractiveness to burglars.

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Aug.
31st

New youth Internet safety program for schools introduced today

The state Attorney General and schools chief will announce a new youth Internet safety program this morning.

Attorney General Rob McKenna and state Superintendent Randy Dorn will discuss the new program during a press conference at 11 a.m.

The agencies are teaming up with the Entertainment Software Association Foundation and Web Wise Kids to put this new safety program in 70 schools throughout the state.

Web Wise Kids, a non-profit organization, uses video games to teach youth how to protect themselves against online predators, bullies and scammers and warns them about illegal downloading.

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