Our Child Safety Mascot Safetypup®
Safetypup® was first introduced to the world on February 12, 1985, at a news conference in Washington, D.C., by award-winning actress Rita Moreno who served as spokeswoman. The conference was carried on CNN News, Good Morning America, and many news stations and newspapers across the United States.
Safetypup® was created & developed, by NCSC's Research & Development Department, to be a special friend to all children. Safetypup® makes learning about safety issues fun, entertaining, and non-threatening. Safetypup® has become familiar to hundreds of thousands of children from all over the country who view Safetypup® as a trusted friend.
Since his introduction, Safetypup® has proven to be a successful learning tool used by law enforcement officers and teachers across the country.
- Safetypup® has appeared on a variety of milk cartons with educational safety tips. Accordingly, his picture has been distributed in the billions to school lunchrooms and homes across the country.
- Safetypup® has joined the ranks of many law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. Law officers have used their puppet versions of Safetypup® for presentations to children in hundreds of schools.
- Safetypup® appears in NCSC safety awareness and prevention education programs and materials for law enforcement officers and teachers. This adds continuity to the programs and identity to the organization.