How To Keep Your Kids From Getting Kidnapped!
Can you believe that the summer is over? We can’t … it seemed to fly bye! As much as we love sending our kids back to school it is extremely important to make sure they are going to be in a safe place while you are not with them all day and how to protect themselves ( no matter what age they are)!
Here are some important safety tips to review with your children!
1. Put a IPOD or Cell Phone in your child’s back pack and turn on your life360 application, this way you can always see where your child is and if there is an emergency you can text them.. ( of course not getting them in trouble while in class).
Strangers and Dangers… and If I need help. Where do I go?
- Identify your child’s route to school. Walk the route with your child and point out homes or businesses that they can go to if they need help.
- Talk about your daily pick up plans and what you will do if the plan changes (for example if you are late or someone else will be there).
- Tell your child who is on the ” pickup list” when they get picked up from school.
- Let them know that you WILL NEVER send anyone to pick them up that is not on the list and that you will absolutely never send someone to pick them up along side of the road.
- Remind your children about Strangers and that they must stay away! They must also never accept a gift from a stranger!!
- Tell your children what to do if someone attempts to take them. Screams and Calls will catch attention and a kick or hit to a specific body part will provide them the moment or two needed for escape.
Is one of the strong points to the key of safety. It is important to be aware and prepared.
- Teach your children to look around.
- When Crossing a street look both ways
- When walking know what is behind and in front of them.
- Encourage them to walk in groups and to make sure that all their friends get home safe. It is not COOL to get separated and walk by yourself
- Do not let the bus driver take you on a different route unless the bus is full with other children.
- Visit the state’s Megan’s Law database to find out who lives in your neighborhood, or on your child’s route to school. If an offender does reside in the area, inform your children about who to avoid and how.