Aim: New People (Part Two: Adult Strangers)
Our Target: Our goal is to help our kids see the difference between the real danger of strangers and kids that they simply have not talked to yet. Let’s help our kids understand the safe places they should talk to adults, and that talking to classmates for the first time could mean making a new friend.
Team Up! Try these simple ideas to help your child want to talk.
Get real with yourself and your child and ask your child what they know about kidnapping. Explain to them that there are bad adults in the world that do terrible things because kids are smaller and weaker than them. Talk about how scary it is for you and your child to know these things happen. Let your child know that there is no reason to be afraid when they know what to do if an adult stranger ever makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe.