Our free Stranger Danger Worksheets consists of 13 printable worksheets (complete with images to colour in) to help teachers and parents instruct children on how to stay safe when out and about in our streets, parks and neighbourhoods. These ‘stranger danger’ worksheets relate specifically to child abduction by a stranger who is not known to the child or the family. These handouts do not cover the issues of abuse by strangers OR abduction, abuse or harm by somebody known to the child such as a relative, neighbour or family friend.
NOTE THAT IT’S NOT ONLY STRANGERS WHO ARE A DANGER ….. most child abductions, abuse or cruelty is committed by somebody that the child (or child’s parents) already knows and who may be in a position of trust or responsibility.
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Our ‘stranger danger’ printables are offered freely and in good faith. They may assist your own formal ‘stranger danger’ lessons, activities or advice but these handouts may not be current, complete, best practice or reliable. Only YOU know what is appropriate or relevant for the kids you are instructing about personal safety. The text and content is unlikely to be suitable for pre-schoolers; it will most likely be suitable for KS1 and KS2 children (UK) and 1st Grade to 5th Grade (USA).
If you’re using our worksheets to create a kids’ safety booklet then this simple cover sheet may be useful. Alternatively children can spend some time creating their own personalised coversheet.
We’ve left some blank lines for writing in names, form details, etc.
What is a Stranger?
This printable stranger danger worksheet for kids has images to colour in, throws some light on the concept of a ‘stranger’ and challenges the misconception that children should only be on the lookout for scary looking people who lurk in the shadows.
Parents can easily become obsessed with the idea of ‘stranger danger’. Yes, there are child predators and paedophiles on our streets and in our parks and we must train our children how to identify suspicious behaviour and how to react if threatened. HOWEVER you must never lose sight of the fact that most child abuse, harm and cruelty is carried out by somebody known to the child such as a family member, a friend of the family, or somebody in a position of trust with unsupervised access to the child.
What is a Safe Stranger?
Sometimes children have no choice but to ask a stranger for help whether urgent or otherwise. This activity sheet helps them to decide who to ask by introducing the idea of ‘safe strangers’.
There are clearly risks with children approaching any type of stranger in any environment and it has to be seen as a last resort when they do not have a parent or other trusted adult with them.
There are three pictures to colour in on this ‘What is a Safe Stranger?’ printable sheet including a Police Officer.
Examples of Safe Strangers
This kids’ handout is a continuation of the previous worksheet (above) and challenges children to debate the concept of ‘safe strangers’ and to come up with their own examples of people who they can turn to if absolutely necessary. This exercise needs close supervision to ensure that their examples are sensible and appropriate.
Our earlier printable used the example of ‘somebody in a public place doing their job’ but of course there are other people who are likely to be safe to approach. How about a mother with young children for example?
What is a Safe Place?
This stranger danger worksheet for kids links ‘safe strangers’ with ‘safe places’. It also asks children to consider the attributes of a ‘safe place’ and to consider which places may be unsafe when looking for assistance; this exercise requires close supervision.
Don’t forget to treat these handouts as colouring pages to brighten them up and reinforce the safety message.
Examples of Safe Places
This (mostly blank!) printable continues the sheet above and challenges kids to debate the concept of ‘safe places’ and to come up with their own examples or ideas of public places that they can safely visit if absolutely necessary.
This exercise needs close supervision to ensure that their examples are appropriate and carefully considered.
High Risk Locations
This stranger danger coloring page for kids states “Busy public places are usually the safest places to walk and play. When you are in quiet isolated places it is easier for strangers to approach you, talk to you or try to trick you without being seen or caught.”
Eliminating opportunities for child predators is imperative.
Visit our Second Page of Stranger Danger Worksheets for the rest of our free printables in this series.
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