Youth Safety Tips

Safety on Metro/Sound Transit Routes

  • Pay attention to your surroundings when walking to or from transit stops and on buses or trains.
  • Thieves on transit are on the lookout for cellphones, jewelry or other valuables.
  • If there is a problem on the bus or train, notify the driver and/or call 911.
  • Keep all personal belongings close by.
  • If you have concerns about safety at or near your stop, contact your driver or call 911.

Street Smarts

  • Know your transit routes.
  • If a person or group makes you feel uncomfortable, cross the street, walk in another direction, or ask other people you trust to walk with you.
  • Make eye contact with people around you carry yourself with confidence.

If you are Targeted in a Crime 

  • If someone tries to grab you, make a scene.  Scream, kick, fight . . . Depending on the situation, do what you feel is right to get away.
  • If someone demands your wallet or phone it's always safer to hand it over than risk injury.
  • Seek help from a neighbor, business or bystander as quickly as you can and call 9-1-1.

Safety at School 

  • Safety at school should be your number one priority.
  • Report all crimes and suspicious activities to school staff and police.
  • Always say no to things that make you uncomfortable.
  • If you see or receive information about a gun on school campus, get to safety and call 9-1-1 immediately.