Teaching Stranger Danger To Young Kids (5 Tips + Video)

 

Top 5 Tips When Teaching “Stranger Danger” To Young Kids (Video Above)

This is an important tip for new moms and dads who want to keep their child safe from dangerous predators. Make sure to keep teaching your kids about important safety tips.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Video Time: Less Than One Minute

1. Explain What Strangers Are-  What does the word stranger mean? (A necessary question that your child needs to know the answer to.) Explain to your little one not only what a stranger is but also what the word “trusted adult” means.

2. Teach Basic Do’s And Don’ts-  Children have a hard time understanding how to interact with the various people in their life from the man who bikes down the street every morning to their grandma.

3. Show Kids What Adults They Can Trust-  It’s important for any child to feel safe.  Make sure to talk to them about who they can trust and who they should not be around unless they are accompanied by a trusted adult.

4. Practice Different Scenarios –  When it comes to child safety, it is crucial to prepare for any situation, even ones that are difficult to think about.  Hopefully your child will never be put in a dangerous kidnapping situation, but if a stranger approaches them your child needs to know what to do.

5. Avoid Sounding Scary – Explain to them that while strangers may look nice, they may not act nice. There is no way to tell if a stranger is safe or not, so it’s always best to find a trusted adult in any situation.

 

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2 comments

  1. HI there! I have followed your blog for some time – as a fellow blogger I know how much work goes into keeping with it (which I’ve struggled with!), and I never want to come across as insulting or critical of other moms! But this is such an important topic and I thought it was worthwhile to mention that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children discourages the continuation of the “stranger danger” concept. Most children who are abducted are abducted by someone they know, and the message can be inadequate and confusing for kids. Here are some alternatives they recommend!

    https://www.kidsmartz.org/StrangerDanger

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