My 5 year old started Kindergarten this year and he came home the other day all about Stranger Danger.
I asked him all about it and he shared that a police officer came to speak with his class about Stranger Danger.
I asked him what he remembered about Stranger Danger and of course, took notes so I could share with you.
This is what my 5 year old said about Stranger Danger:
“They wear hats, masks, coats, shoes, black. All of it is black… Don’t talk to them… If someone picks you up, kick their legs so they put you down.”
Hey, for 5 years old – that’s not bad!
We have always tried to instill a healthy caution in our children when it comes to Stranger Danger. There is that fine line that parents have to walk.
We wanted our kids to be social, but we didn’t want them so social that they approach every person they meet. It is hard to know how far too go with that line.
We started by telling our children that a stranger is someone they do not know.
Then we shared some very basic tips:
Additionally, we explained:
*Do not talk to strangers who are in a vehicle and ask you for directions, ask you to pet their puppy, or tell you that you need to go with them because a parent is injured or in an accident.
*If ever approached by a stranger, tell a parent or an adult who you trust – a firefighter or police officer are people we trust.
*If ever approached by a stranger and you are still near your school, return to your school and immediately tell a teacher or the principal.
*And last but most importantly, if someone ever tries to take you, scream as loud as you can and run away to an adult.