Stranger Danger

by Bec Wilson on 19-09-2012 Kids Safety
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Stranger Danger

Please have a chat to your kids about "Stranger Danger". 

My kids just think I am nuts - I rabbit on about this so much. But, the truth is this happened to me when I was young. I can not tell you how scared and totally vunerable I felt.  It's the same story as you hear today a guy in car offers me a ride home - "I know your Mum" he said.  I knew I wouldn't be able to out run him if he tried to run after me. 

Police are encouraging parents and carers to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including:

  1. Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.
  2.  Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.
  3.  Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.
  4. Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.
  5. Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.
  6. If you are scared and can use a phone, call 10111 and tell them you are scared.
  7.  If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.

So if your kids are starting to get around to their kids activities by themselves please remind them what to do. They are never to old for a refresh on safety procedures.


Bec Wilson

Bec is a married stay at home mum who spends most of her time sorting out the chaotic lives of her two daughters, Jessica (7) and Tessa (3). When she’s not carefully coordinating her kids’ outfits, or addressing their notoriously complicated culinary requirements, she likes to share in the busy lives of other parents. After devouring mummy blogs for years, Bec decided to start blogging from her Cape Town home last year. She hopes her experiences will inspire other parents and help them feel less alone when things get tough.