Ac­ci­den­tal dial

Central Queensland News - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have urged par­ents and car­ers across the district to not give chil­dren ac­tive or in­ac­tive mo­bile phones as toys. A po­lice spokesper­son said they had re­cently been re­ceiv­ing be­tween three and 12 triple zero (000) calls a day from young chil­dren who are ac­ci­den­tally mak­ing the calls. These calls cre­ate a sit­u­a­tion where po­lice need to re­spond in some way to es­tab­lish if an ac­tual emer­gency sit­u­a­tion is hap­pen­ing, re­mem­ber­ing that 000 is the pre­ferred method of re­port­ing an ac­tual emer­gency sit­u­a­tion as it is hap­pen­ing.

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