PPD tips to educate your kids on 911 and monitor their deactivated phones to prevent accidental emergency calls.

Our police dispatchers receive multiple accidental 911 calls from children using deactivated cell phones. To help prevent accidental 911 calls from deactivated cell phones used by children, we suggest the following:

📱Teach your child about the importance of 911 and when it should be used. Emphasize that 911 is for emergencies only.

📱Monitor your child’s use of the deactivated phone to ensure they are not making unintended emergency calls.

By taking these steps, you can help reduce the number of accidental 911 calls, ensuring that 911 emergency services phone lines are available for actual emergencies.

Pasadena Police Department

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