have a page or two of useful information and provide some interesting reading on balancing
our perceptions of stranger danger with reality. They mention self defence, safer buildings, publications, etc.,
and there's a handy checklist of basic safety rules too.
|The National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
offer dozens of free printable advice sheets and booklets covering all
aspects of child safety including 'Stranger Danger', 'Know the Rules...Abduction and Kidnapping' and
personal safety advice for teenagers.
|The Polly Klaas Foundation
will send US residents a free Child Safety Kit with advice for
all age groups. All Stranger Danger angles are covered from identifying unacceptable
adult behaviours to a 'WHAT IF?' game to build confidence in an engaging way.
|The Huffington Post
has safety tips to help avoid child abduction courtesy of Dr Gail Gross.
"... they don't have to always be polite. Politeness can translate into doing what the potential abductor says."
There's an interesting list of 'windows of opportunity to escape' too.
(founded in 1985) offer free printable PDF packs and fact sheets with such titles as
"Street Sense: Protect Yourself" for teenagers, and "Keeping Young Children Safe".
There are free information packs for parents, carers, teachers and professionals too.
provide a guide to talking About Stranger Danger and encourage
parents to have a frank, age-appropriate discussion with their child about
personal safety and avoiding potential dangers. Advice covers Preschoolers (ages
3 to 5), through tweens to teens.
|New York Police
offer a printable pamphlet entitled 'Step Away for Safety' which is a
great prompt for teachers and parents. It defines a stranger and also
the methods they may use to lure a child. "You don't need to be
scared, you just need to be cautious and prepared."
|A to Z Teacher Stuff
have lesson plans to teach about the dangers of going with strangers.
Lesson 1 starts with a 'Buddy System' (the importance of safety in numbers can
never be over-emphasised) through to Lesson 5 which is 'Know your phone number and address'.
National Criminal Justice Reference System
have a free on-line guide detailing 'What You Can Do To Protect Your Child'.
You'll find rules for older children and teenagers, action to take
in an emergency, along with additional resources for parents and teachers.
|Medical News Today
suggest that we should concentrate on teaching about "......
skills and confidence, not fear and avoidance."
Importantly they remind us that most missing children
are runaways or have been taken by non-custodial parents.
Not by strangers.
and their 'Coalition for Children' is a not-for-profit organization
founded in 1982. The mission of the 'Coalition for Children' is
enhancing the well-being of children, families and society.
Articles includes 'Who Are Stranger Offenders?' and a 'Child's Point of View'.
have a great collection of free library resources that offer on-line advice
regarding important topics such as 'Resisting the Illusion of Safety' (when we become complacent or distracted)
and 'How to Pick a Good Self-Defense Program'.
Don't forget to check out our own unique resources which include
a great set of free printable stranger danger colouring page worksheets
and our very popular internet safety posters.