Parenting - Other | 3-16 yrs

Teaching About Stranger Danger

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Children are innocent and hence, easily trust everyone. But in today's time, when people have become so selfish and can go to any extent to realize their evil thoughts, it is mandatory to teach your child to not trust a stranger. It is also equally important to teach kids to tell you of same, in case, anything happens. With a busy lifestyle, it is difficult for parents to look after the children 24x7 and hence, teaching children to protect themselves right from childhood is a must.

It is important to teach children that it need not be just a stranger who could be a threat to them, but sometimes, it could be a known person too. Nowadays, most of the child-crimes are committed by close family members or friends and hence, keeping then children aware of the same and preparing for it, is mandatory. Fighting the situation without losing their confidence or being scared is required as the child should not feel hopeless in a dangerous situation involving a stranger or someone known.

With the fast-paced lives, it is becoming increasingly difficult to safeguard your child from surrounding danger. Hence, preparing them for self-defence can also help. Also, maintaining a distance without offending anyone is of utmost importance as harm is usually a result of hurt emotions.

According to rainn.org, "Know who your child is spending time with, including other children and adults. Ask your child about the kids they go to school with, the parents of their friends, and other people they may encounter, such as teammates or coaches. Talk about these people openly and ask questions so that your child can feel comfortable doing the same.”

To know more about how you can protect your child from strangers, go through this ClipBook which is a curation of some amazing links from around the web!

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