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PREVENTION- Stranger Danger

02/21/2014 12:00:00

Prevention Tips

Because Knowledge is Power…

1.

REMIND YOUR CHILDREN: SAFE GROWNUPS DON’T ASK KIDS FOR HELP.

 

2.

NEVER LEAVE YOUNG CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED…  NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE.

 

3.

REPLACE THE WORD “STRANGER” WITH “TRICKY PERSON”: IT’S NOT WHAT SOMEONE LOOKS LIKE, IT’S WHAT THEY SAY OR WANT TO DO WITH A CHILD THAT MAKES THEM UNSAFE OR “TRICKY”.

 

4.

A TRICKY PERSON CAN BE SOMEONE YOU KNOW WELL, DON’T KNOW AT ALL, OR KNOW JUST A LITTLE BIT… LIKE YOUR MAIL CARRIER OR THE ICE CREAM MAN.  ANYONE WHO TRIES TO GET A CHILD TO BREAK THEIR SAFETY RULES OR HURT THEIR BODY IS NOT OKAY.

 

5.

LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD.  IF THEY DON’T WANT TO BE AROUND A PARTICULAR PERSON, SUCH AS A BABYSITTER, RELATIVE, OR FAMILY FRIEND, DON’T FORCE THEM.  THEY MAY BE GETTING A “RED FLAG” SIGNAL THAT YOU ARE UNAWARE OF.

 

6.

PRACTICE PERSONAL SAFETY STRATEGIES WITH YOUR KIDS: WHAT WOULD THEY DO IF THEY WERE LOST IN A STORE?  WHAT WOULD THEY SAY IF SOMEONE ASKED THEM FOR DIRECTIONS OR ASSISTANCE?

 

7.

DO NOT WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON THE OUTSIDE OF ANY PERSONAL BELONGINGS SUCH AS A BACKPACK OR JACKET.

 

8.

OLDER CHILDREN SHOULD ALWAYS USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM WHENEVER AND WHEREVER POSSIBLE.

 

9.

“THE UH-OH FEELING”: TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS AND LET YOUR CHILD KNOW IT’S OKAY FOR THEM TO TRUST THEIRS.

 

10.

ESTABLISH A STRAIGHTFORWARD FAMILY RULE: NO SECRETS ALLOWED, ESPECIALLY IF IT INVOLVES ANOTHER ADULT.

 

11.

LET CHILDREN DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES HOW THEY WANT TO EXPRESS AFFECTION.  DO NOT FORCE THEM TO HUG OR KISS ANOTHER PERSON.

 

12.

SPEND TIME WITH YOUR KIDS.  CHILDREN WHO ARE STARVED FOR ATTENTION CAN BE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO A PREDATOR’S TRICKS.

 

13.

VOLUNTEER AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL OR OTHER ACTIVITIES. KNOW WHO THE PEOPLE ARE WHO ARE INTERACTING WITH YOUR CHILDREN.

 

14.

DEVELOP STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH YOUR CHILD SO THAT THEY WILL FEEL SAFE COMING TO YOU IF SOMETHING IS BOTHERING THEM.

 

15.

TEACH SAFETY CONCEPTS IN A LOVING, EASY-GOING MANNER. SCARE TACTICS CAN MAKE A CHILD FEARFUL AND ARE NOT NECESSARY.

 

 

RED FLAGS & WARNING SIGNS- STRANGERS

02/21/2014 12:00:00

Red Flags

Predators often “groom” their victims with manipulation and deceptive tricks.
Parents and children should be aware that certain behavior in others can indicate a red flag or warning sign.

Possible Red Flags include:

  • Someone who repeatedly ignores social, emotional or physical boundaries or limits.
  • Someone who refuses to let a child set any of his or her own limits.
  • Someone who insists on hugging, touching, kissing, tickling, wrestling with or holding a child even when the child does not want this physical contact or attention.
  • Someone who shares inappropriate personal or private information with a child, that should normally by shared with adults only.
  • Someone who frequently points out sexual images or tells inappropriate, suggestive stories or jokes with children present.
  • Someone who seems overly interested in the sexuality of a particular child or teen, and talks repeatedly about the child's developing body.
  • Someone who insists upon or manages to spend uninterrupted time alone with a child.
  • Someone who appears to be “too good to be true”, frequently offering to baby sit different children for free; taking children on special outings alone; often buying children gifts or giving them money for no apparent reason.
  • Someone who frequently walks in on children/teens in the bathroom.
  • Someone who continually invites children to spend time alone at their home, enticing them with the latest games, toys or gadgets — especially an adult who does not have children of their own.
  • Someone who seems especially preoccupied with your child, and lavishes them with inappropriate attention.

 

ALL credit too:  http://safelyeverafter.com/flags.html

The Super Ten, Play-It-Safe Rules for Kids and Grownups!

02/21/2014 12:00:00

Ten Rules!

1. I AM THE BOSS OF MY BODY!

2. I know my NAME, ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER, and my parents' names too. (Don't forget: kids need to know their parents' cell phone numbers!)

3. Safe Grownups DO NOT ask kids for help! (They go to other grownups if they need assistance).

4. I never go ANYWHERE or take ANYTHING from someone I don't know.

5. I must "CHECK FIRST" with my safe-smarts grownup (most cases, Mom or Dad) for permission: before I go anywhere, change my plans, or get into a car even if it's with someone I know. If I can't check first, then the answer is NO.  

6.Everybod's bathing suit areas are PRIVATE.

7. I don't have to be polite, if someone makes me feel scared or uncomfortable. It's okay to say NO... even to a grownup, if I have to.

8. I don't keep SECRETS...especially if they make me feel scared or uneasy. (No Adult should tell a child to keep a secret).

9. If I ever get LOST in a public place, I can FREEZE and YELL or go to a MOM with kids and ask for help.

10. I will always pay attention to my Special Inner Voice, especially if I get an "uh-oh" feeling.

 

ALL credit too:  http://safelyeverafter.com/flags.html

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