Telling our kids not to talk to strangers just doesn't cut it. Sometimes, the bad guy isn't a stranger, and sometimes, a kid doesn't even have to be talked to to be manipulated. You'll need to teach your kids a few more things so they'd be safe...


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Luckily, Anxious Toddlers - a site dedicated to giving parents support, guidance and advice - has created a list of 6 off-the-wall tips that can save your kid's life. From being followed by someone in a car to being in danger with no police officers around - they've covered all these situations and provided us with useful tips. Check them out below and be sure to teach them to your kids if you haven't yet.

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#1 Beyond Stranger Danger

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Katrina Green 3 months ago

My mom has taught me this since I was 3 or 4. She also enrolled me in karate class so I could learn how to break away from someone

#2 Beyond Stranger Danger

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Bryn Groves 3 months ago

what's wrong with a dad with kids?

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#3 Beyond Stranger Danger

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bubamara 3 months ago

...unless the driver gets out of the car and catches the kid, seeing it is going towards him...

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Daria B 3 months ago

This one can turn dangerous if the kid tells about the deal to the pedophile. Like "Mommy and daddy told me I shouldn't keep it a secret".

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#5 Beyond Stranger Danger

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Hans 3 months ago

This one makes much sense. Actually, the same technique works with adults if just done with skill. ("Social Engineering"). Well, if you think of phishing, it even works without skill. Most people named "Bob" will more likely open that HighInvoice.exe attachment if the email says "Hi Bob" than if it says "Hi there".

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Sebastian George 3 months ago

I also like the following tip: Since predators often pick up kids pretending that something happened to their parent(s) and they were asked to come and get the kid teach your kid a password for such an event. If someone wants to pick the kid up, the kid should ask for the password ... Most predators will probably give up and go away since they, of course, do not know the password.

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#7 Beyond Stranger Danger

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callierose2013 3 months ago

When my son was little, his taekwondo instructor taught the kids that if an unknown adult is trying to get them to go with them, the child should yell "Not my mommy!" or "Not my daddy!" Yes, there are obnoxious children who will say that when they're mad at their own parents. But a child struggling and yelling "Not my daddy!" is going to get attention, whatever the circumstances.

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