We\u2019ve heard it a thousand times, \u201cChildren are the future.\u201d \u201cIf we hope to solve the world\u2019s major problems \u2014 achieving world peace, healthy lives, economic development, and global sustainability \u2014 we must provide richer learning opportunities for the world\u2019s children. An educated and creative population is, without a doubt, the best path to global health, wealth, and peace.\u201d MIT.\n\nChildren have been learning about crime prevention by taking part in a police poster competition. A neighborhood police team fostered an anti-burglary message that will be on display in their community.\n\nTheir Sergeant stated: \u201cWe launched this competition at the school last month as a way of increasing awareness of the simple measures people can take to protect their home from burglary. We were delighted with the standard of entries and hope that the children will be able to pass on to their parents all the tips they have learnt and used in the posters.\u201d\n\nBrilliant! Children teaching parents. Children often display a very intuitive common sense to issues that parents sometimes complicate. They see things as they are opposed to whatever blinders or filters parents see through due to life experience, or life\u2019s baggage.\n\n\u201cThe winning posters will be used in the local community so you will soon see them in places like the library and shops.\u201d\n\nTraveling though Logan Airport in Boston I was drawn to a similar campaign that involved drug and violence prevention education. Children expressed what they viewed in their local communities as penciled and water colored art.\n\nConsider this kind of strategy to bring attention to personal security in your community.\n\nKeep in mind too, children may not always have the answers. Today, a 4 year old I know and love when asked if she wanted a banana for breakfast responded \u201cIt\u2019s foggy today, I don\u2019t like bananas on foggy days.\u201d Or maybe she knows something I don\u2019t.\n\nRobert Siciliano personal security expert to ADT Home Security Source discussing Home Security on NBC Boston. Disclosures.