I am not a native of Lubbock, nor even of Texas. I was born and raised in Greenfield, Indiana, spent a couple of years living in Glasgow, Scotland, and then landed in Lubbock where I've been ever since. Have a look!
17 February 2007
Keep Children Safe
I do not know if the "Safe Place" programme exists in other countries, but it is a nationwide programme in the US. I think it was launched when I was in primary school, although it is possible that it was around before that and I never noticed. The idea of the programme is to provide places for children who are scared (being followed by strangers, bullied by other children, or other unpleasant scenarios) to be safe while their parents can be contacted, or the police, or whoever is necessary to keep the child from harm. This particular sign is on the library seen previously, but they can also be found on schools, stores, and in Lubbock, on all the city buses.