Teach Your Child A Code Word
I was reading a fiction novel the other day. In the beginning, a man approached a young lady and tried to convince her to go with him. Not trusting him and not wanting to leave her home, she refused. Then he said a silly phrase. The phrase, she explained, was one her parents had taught her when she was young . Whenever they had to send a friend to fetch her from school (or wherever), the friend would say this secret word to her. That way she knew that this person was legitimate. This is a great way to keep your kids safe from a stranger. If the stranger tries to convince your child to come with him but doesn't know the secret word, your child can run for help.