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The Right Time to Talk About ‘Stranger Danger’

It’s one of the most important topics we need to speak with our children about, but when exactly should we talk about stranger danger? And how should we go about it to ensure our children are kept safe and well? We’ve all had those four words drilled into our heads: “Don’t talk to strangers”. And even though the occurrence of incidents with strangers is low, it’s high up on the list of things that keep us awake at night as parents.

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The Importance of Teaching Your Kids Stranger Danger

It is a parent’s worst nightmare to hear that their child has been abducted. However, news reports are full of accounts of young children who are snatched up and submitted to some of the most horrific acts of violence imaginable. When things of this sort happen, it is a graphic reminder to parents of how important it is for them to inculcate in their children the “stranger danger” principle.