“Is there a gun where your child plays?” Asking this simple question is an important step every parent can take to help their kids stay safe.
About 1/3 of homes with kids have guns, many left unlocked or loaded. Just talking to your child about the dangers of firearms is not enough. Children are naturally curious. If a gun is accessible in someone’s home, there is a good chance a child will find it and play with it. Countless tragedies have occurred when kids found guns that parents thought were well hidden or safely stored.
ASK was created in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Click here to read tips to make asking easier.
For information on ASK Day 2013 on June 21, 2013, please visit the ASK Day page here.