To help prevent children from being bitten by dogs, teach the following basic safety tips: ü Do not approach an unfamiliar dog. ü Do not run from a dog or scream. ü Do not play with a dog that is not well known unless supervised by an adult. ü Avoid direct eye contact with an unfamiliar dog. ü Do not disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies. ü Do not pet a dog without allowing it to see and sniff you first. ü Remain motionless when approached by an unfamiliar dog: “Be still like a tree.” ü If knocked over by a dog, roll into a ball and lie still: “Be still like a log.” ü Immediately report stray dogs or dogs displaying unusual behavior to an adult. ü If threatened or bitten by a dog, immediately report the bite to an adult.