Stranger Danger for PARENTS [Part 3 of 4]

Last week, we met at MM@BT and discussed ways we as kids, parents and community members could keep children in the community safe. Check out the below list of ideas we have for PARENTS so they can keep their children protected from stranger danger:

STRANGER DANGER - parent

STRATEGIES

  • Education from day one (age appropriate) for your kids:
  • Create a ‘safety password’
  • teach children about “safe touch” – what is and is not an OK touch
  • know where your children are always
  • teach our kids to communicate, describe and observe surroundings/people
  • Ensure your children know their own address and phone # and parents’ names
  • teach our kids to trust themselves
  • trust your instincts as a parent when deciding who is and isn’t safe for your child.

HELPFUL LINKS FROM A COMMUNITY MAMA

Thanks to the Bannock Lady for sharing these helpful links with us – as parents we recommend you sit down and check these links out with your relatives and your own children so you can begin the discussion on how to best keep your child safe.

Younger Kids

Older Kids/Tweens

STRANGER DANGER SERIES

  1. ROUGH NOTES
  2. Stranger Danger for KIDS
  3. Stranger Danger for PARENTS (this Post)
  4. Stranger Danger for COMMUNITY

Stranger Danger for KIDS [Part 2 of 4]

We originally asked the kids under 10 at the Bell Tower to work together and draw pictures of how they could be safe from ‘STRANGER DANGER’ and this was the result:

stranger kids

Naturally, we wanted to create real solutions and recommendations for our KIDS so find below the SAFETY TIPS from Bell Tower

kids stranger danger

  •  Don’t take candy/$$$/toys from strangers: If someone comes up to you offering money, or anything, do not accept it unless you have permission from your parents.
  • Call 911: find a pay phone, or use a cell phone, or ask someone to cal 911. OBSERVE the description of the people involved and learn how to recognize different vehicles and
  • Learn Karate/Self Defense: learn how to defend yourself physically. Do not engage in unnecessary fights/yelling with people, especially strangers
  • Run Away: just do it.
  • Yelling (Fire! Fire! Fire!): we practiced YELLING really loudly and also said that if we yelled FIRE FIRE FIRE we are more likely to get attention from people, and that way we can show that we need help.
  • Tell your parents/relatives: tell your family as soon as you can when something happens, so they can tell other parents and neighbours and the authorities. You should always be honest, and again OBSERVE as best you can, write it down if possible
  • Run to A store: businesses have cameras and phones. Again, communicate as clearly as possible.
  • Play where your parents can see you: please.
  • Make  Safety Plan w/your family: talk with your siblings, parents and whoever you live with to make sure you know your address, phone number and names of guardians. Also talk about what to do if strangers approach you, and what would happen if your guardians needed someone else to contact you  (see tips for parents – link coming soon)
  • Check out FouseyTube on YouTube (see below)

VIDEO – FlouseyTube “KIDNAPPING CHILDREN EXPERIMENT”
(recommended by Victoria)

+++CLICK HERE FOR THE HOMELESS CHILD EXPERIMENT+++

STRANGER DANGER SERIES

  1. ROUGH NOTES
  2. Stranger Danger for KIDS (this Post)
  3. Stranger Danger for PARENTS 
  4. Stranger Danger for COMMUNITY