Today’s world is very different than the world I grew up in as a kid. I remember walking home from school alone and even take public transportation alone without fearing strangers. Now that I am a mom I fear our world because my kids are so young. I know how important it is to keep them safe but even more important to teach them how to be safe.
My daughter is very chatty. She is the social one in our family. She will make friends wherever we are whether it be a line at the market or on the train to the city. I’ve worried since she was able to talk that she would get into some sort of trouble. She is just happy to talk to anyone.
Recently, she shared what our plans were for the day with a complete stranger on the plane. She also decided to share her brother’s name and last activity they did together— play WiiU. While it may seem harmless and very random thoughts of hers to share, they can be dangerous if the wrong stranger gets a hold of that information.
After hearing her over share I knew it was time to talk to my kids about Stranger Danger. Stranger Danger in specific to predators and being aware of their surroundings. While my kids are only preschoolers. School starts this fall so it’s never too early to talk to them about strangers. Here are 10 tips to help kids with stranger danger.
Have you talked to your kids about stranger danger?
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