A stranger might use many different methods to lure a child.
Inform and advise your child about these dangers.
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Stranger Dangers for Children
Most children are familiar with the warning "not to talk to strangers", but this is no longer enough to warn children about the dangers that they face today. Predators look very normal people and sometimes it can be a women who might lure a child into danger. Sometimes the strategies used are very cunning and manipulative. In some cases, a would-be stranger encounter can turn into an abduction. Children and adults alike need to be trained and educated thoroughly.
Parents should be aware of some of the methods used to entrap children:
- Children should be taught that there is no reason for anyone to touch them inappropriately and not all forms of showing affection may be honest and suitable.
- It may be that a predator might ask a child for help to find something, a lost object or pet, or seek directions somewhere. No child should be allowed to wander off without seeking permission from a parent or gaurdian. See "Stranger Dangers".
- All children should be taught to assert themselves and explained their rights. If necessary they should also be taught to request help from their parents, responsible adult or the police.
- Children have always been told never to accept anything from a stranger, including sweets, presents, and promises of some other benefit. A responsible parent would always question if their child came home with some new gift.
- Children should never wear a name tag or have their name on any clothing or bags. A stranger might use this information to gain a child's attention and confidence.
- All children should be made aware of internet dangers. chat rooms