One of the most dangerous threats to children is strangers. Strangers are people that you don’t know and can be anyone, especially when they’re in disguise. A stranger could be hiding in the bushes, at the grocery store, or even on your school bus. They might try to lure you with candy or a toy, but what do you do when it’s not safe for you to talk with them? This blog post will help teach kids how to stay safe from strangers by teaching them these important things.
Talk to your child about interacting with strangers
Parents, educators, and counselors often talk about stranger danger. They tell children that they should never speak to strangers or go anywhere with them. However, kids need to know that there are three types of people: strangers (people who we don’t know), friends (people we do know), and acquaintances (people we only know a little). Children need to learn how to identify these different groups of people to make intelligent decisions in the future.
With the recent disappearances of children across the United States, it is important to remember to talk to your kids about Stranger Danger. While it is impossible to safeguard them from every possible danger, there are some basic precautions that you can teach your children that will help keep them safe. By informing your children about common warning signs and teaching them how to react if they find themselves in a dangerous situation, you can help give them the tools they need to stay safe.
How do you explain a stranger to a child?
- If a stranger says, “What’s your name?” say, “I’m not allowed to talk to strangers.”
- Or you could try saying: “I don’t know” and walking quickly in the other direction.
- If someone is following you on the street, cross the street! And if they follow you across the street, run!
- When you get home from school or work or wherever it is that you go after this (presuming things went well and no one followed or yelled at you), tell all of your family what happened so they can keep an eye out for this person too.
- Write down everything about every stranger who has ever done anything creepy related to this, no matter how small it may seem.
- If someone tries to grab you, scream, “I don’t know you!” and knee them in the groin.
- If all else fails and you can’t get away, try biting them as hard as you can.
While it is important to be aware of these things, it’s also important not to live in fear. The vast majority of strangers are just that – strangers -, and they aren’t out to get you. But if you do find yourself in a scary situation, remember these tips, and hopefully, you’ll be able to get away safely!