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Talking with Your Children About Keeping Safe

In light of the climate we live in, it is important to make children aware of the fact that not all adults are helpful or kind. The children need to know some basic safety precautions and what actions to take if approached by a stranger. It is equally important to define stranger so that they are not lured by someone familiar, but who in fact is unknown to you.

Please discuss the following safety precautions with your child and actions he/she should take if approached. Use it to open lines of communication or discussion. It is important to keep open the lines of communication.

Don't go near the car.
Don't every go into a stranger's car.
Do walk or run away from the car of the person.
Don't talk to the person. It is not the time to be polite or give directions.
Don't wear clothing with your name showing.
Do get the attention of other adults by making noise or yelling.
Do get to the nearest available house.
Do travel in groups to and from the bus stop or school.
Do let a responsible adult know that you have been approached as soon as you can.
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