Strangers!!!!!!!

Devon - posted on 05/29/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 6 year old twin girls are very very friendly. they say hi to everyone that they come across and even sometimes get into conversations with people. I love that they are not shy girls but it scares me because i know that if they are ever left alone outside or something (which i would never ever do) and someone came up and did the "I got candy or puppy's in my car", that they would go with that person, exspecially since those are there two favorite things. they have seen movies at school about the "stranger danger" thing and i have several times explained that it's good to be nice and friendly to people, but if someone were to ask you to come to there car and you do that they will take you and i will never see you again. they don't seem to get it very much and i was just wondering how some of you have talked to your children about this topic and how you made it stick in your children's mind's?? Please Help!!!!

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Holly - posted on 06/05/2009

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i and my husband have talked to our 6yr boy and our 9 yr old by and have talked to them on what people might say or do !we told them to never ever go with them at all we have came up with a code name for our family u mighthave to change it if it gets out ,were i got this from our friend is a detective and he said most kids are taken from people they know then they dont ,so u need to come up with a code word that no one would think of so when they say look at my puppies or i got candy or what ever the case might be or mom and dad said it was ok !kid says well whats the code word ?i dont kow just get in ,the kid knows its a lie ,say well i know yr lying cause u dont know the code word or just run as fast as u can ,in a neibor hood you might want to point out houses that u know are friends or police officers or work for the firedept or what ever ,talk about this offen as much as you can at dinner table ,or when paying a game ................obulaey never let them go in to a bath room by them self in a store or ect ,tell them that no one is to touch them in any way ,no secarts are to be kepted in our house only our code word witvh keeps it differnt then a secart !good luck if u have any more idias let me know .

Devon - posted on 05/30/2009

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Thank you to both of you for your reply. i will try the role playing and also the password that julie talked about. they are both great ideas and i never thought of trying them. just in this world today, it's just so scary because of how many children are getting abducted everyday. thank you again :)

Julie - posted on 05/30/2009

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I understand what you mean, two of mine are very friendly and two of them are very shy! I am very honest with my children. I told them that some people will pretend to be nice, but are really very mean to little kids. They are never to go with anyone they do not know. We use the password system, if someone who is not a relative tries to pick them up or get them in a car, they have to know the password. If they don't then they are NOT to get in the car with them.

Lindsey - posted on 05/30/2009

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" if you can see me and i can see you then where ok!" its a moto i always use to my two kids when we are out together in a public place. the most important thing i feel is that they understand that thier are people who are not very nice to children out thier the way i handled this topic without frightening them was i did a bit of role play explained the game and they for instance where in the park and i would be the stranger using different voice mans sweet ladies another older kid etc and see how they reacted and asking what could they have done different if anything it gives you a little insight as to how they may react i also felt it important to tell them that unless i say or dad that uncle is picking you up or one of the neighbours or mummys best friend then you do not go anywhere with them unless you check and i say its ok cause mostly stranger danger is not down to strangers its the people we know try the role play let them be strangers and yoou them so they hear how you would respond in that situation hope this helps stay safe lol lindzi in liverpool x

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