This is a very important subject and am glad you are asking it, not just for yourself, but for others who may read your answers.. The best way is to role play. Pretend with them, without scaring them too much, to be an abductor.. By this I mean pretending to be a stranger and telling them ahead of time what they should do if they ever encounter one.. Try to have them be serious about it though. when you say "scream this is not my MOm , this is not my Dad!!" make sure they actually scream it, when you say run away and tell someone quickly, make sure they do it.. Also role play as if a predator was going to bribe them, like " can you help me find my kitty/puppy?" or "you Mom is hurt and she asked me to come and pick you up" let you child know that an adult should never be asking a child for help and that you and you husband would never leave them in any situation where they would have to go with a stranger for any reason. There is a special CD ROM and video made by John Walsh from america's most wanted about fun safety teaching for kids. You can find it at this site: http://www.amw.com/
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pediatric Nurse Illustration is the best way for kids. And don't make it funny.. Safety Awareness??Hmmmm...Well I M 14 Right Now n I Think Be Very Frank With Your Or Whose So Ever Children Are They...How To Talk That I Cant Tell But Yes You Can Start ByAsking Them Some Questions n Tell Them Where They Are Wrong..!!n Yes If They ask You Some Questions N You Think Its Not Rigt To Tell This To Them At This Age Then Plz Dont Be Rude n Say That You Wont Tell.Instead Tell Tham Why You CanT Tell.. In my student teaching classroom we had a stranger danger program from a local organization. The lady brought teddy bears in bathing suits and talked about bathing suit areas. She told the kids no one can touch your bathing suit area except for your doctor, Mom, Dad, Gramma, etc...and only if you are sick, hurt, or need help. She talked about strangers with role playing. The kids learned to stay out of reaching distance of strangers. They also did role playing where they were able to practice what to do if a stranger approached them (i.e. here's some candy, my puppy is lost, etc...). They were taught to yell no, run to a trusted adult, and say stranger. They had a lot of fun, and the information was presented in an age appropriate manner. I would find a great story or cartoon about the safety issue that needs addressing. Then we would discuss how the situations apply to the lives of the children. You can search for songs on the web to sing together too. (I google songs+fire safety) Then you could walk through the area and find things that need to be corrected or things that have been done right in the home or school. Children can make posters of good safety practices. Older children can do little skits. Our school counselor uses puppets, they look hokey but the kids love them.
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