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Kids Zone

This area of the Vista Lakes web site is dedicated to children who live in our community, by providing them with useful tips and information. If you are looking for some information but don't find it here, please let the know, and if suitable, I will add it to the web site.

Buddy Up

Buddy Up

Launched by Mayor Dyer and the Orlando Police Department in 2010, Buddy Up is an initiative aimed at educating children so they know how to avoid and react to dangerous situations.

The principles of Buddy Up are:

Stay Together
Children should travel in groups of two or more.

Know Your Info
Children should know their full name, address, home and parents’ work and cell phone numbers.

Be Aware
Children should be able to identify if a situation is dangerous.

Map It Out
Children should have a clearly defined route home from school and should be able to identify landmarks and safe places that they can go for help.

Use Your Voice
Children should say, “NO” when they feel uncomfortable or scared. Children should be taught to yell or scream when they are in danger.

Check In
Children should call their parents to let them know when they are on their way home or if their plan has changed.

For more information on Buddy Up, contact the Orlando Police Department at 407-246-3773.


Things to Keep You Safe

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Things To Do

After-School All-Stars

Things to Help You

SpeakOutHotline (*)

SpeakOutHotline is completely annonymous

  • No caller id
  • No voice record
  • No trace.

If you've witnessed any of the following on your school's campus, and don't know what to do:

  • Weapons
  • Drugs
  • Gang activity
  • Bomb threats
  • Graffiti
  • Fighting
  • Bullying
  • Damaging School Property
  • Improper use of fire alarms
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Theft
  • Students harming themselves or others

You can help by providing information annonymously:

  • Call 1-800- 423-TIPS (8477)
  • Visit (*)
  • Text "speakout" and your tip information to CRIMES (274637)
(*) Clicking these links will take you to a web site not maintained by Vista Lakes and therefore the HOA cannot be held responsible for the content displayed.
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