Next week marks the start of the 2010 "Click it or Ticket" Campaign. The cost of an adult seat belt violation in California costs $142, and up to $445 for not properly restraining a child under 16. If the parent is not in the car, the driver gets the ticket. This effort is all to ensure the safety of those in the vehicle. For more info, check do a Google search and type in "click it or ticket california 2010". The first result is a Word document with a bunch of Q & As.
Ask your mentee what he or she does to stay safe. Are they buckled up when they're in a car? Do they feel safe walking or biking or riding the bus to/from school? Do they feel safe playing in their neighborhood? What could they do to be safer? Do they use their bike helmet? Do they use crosswalks? Are they out late at night without a flashlight? Do they walk around with their electronic devices out in the open, so they can easily be taken from them?
Open the discussion. See what grows. Happy learning!