Strangers Are Danger
Parents and schools have always tried their best to teach children about the danger of strangers, but the evidence still show that kids willingly go with strangers. Why? Because children are vulnerable! In order to reduce your child’s vulnerability, you should first of all have basic information about how stranger offenders behave and what makes your child vulnerable.
Who are stranger offenders?
Stranger offenders are people who abduct and/or abuse children they don’t know. They see children as objects for their use, because they are weak, helpless, defenseless victims who can easily be manipulated! These offenders range from passive exhibitionist to sadistic murderers, but they all act like “nice” people knowing that children are vulnerable creatures.
Now that your kids are back to school which makes them out of your sight, it is crucial for you to have a conversation with them about the danger that might be caused by strangers!
Teaching children to be afraid of strangers doesn’t work at all! When we tell them things like “Don’t talk to strangers or get in their car because they might take you away and we’d never see you again”, we scare them without protecting them! So instead of using this fear tactic you just have to explain for your child that a stranger is anyone you don’t know, and you can’t tell if this person is good or bad from his appearance, this is why you should keep yourself safe when there are strangers around you.
Safety tips to teach your children:
- Stay more than an arm reach away from strangers. Stand up, back up and run to someone who can help you if you feel afraid.
- Don’t talk to strangers or take anything from them.
- If a stranger approaches you in a vehicle never stop, just keep walking whatever he tells you.
- If a stranger grabs you, do everything you can to stop him from pulling you away or dragging you into his car. Drop to the ground, kick, hit, bite, and scream.
- Trust your instincts; if you feel you are being followed or something is not right, seek help immediately.
Don’t underestimate the importance of this conversation and make sure you have it with your child before he goes to school!