Does gender make a difference in how

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
February 26, 2009 9:10am CST
you teach your kids about stranger danger? It seems pretty much the same to me. I use the Safeside dvd from John Walsh. And my daughter has been in watching repeatedly. We also talk about it. And when my son comes of age (he is 10 weeks old) will get the same. My daughter knows her list of safe people to go with. My son will have an equal list. My hubby is with me on this. What are you doing?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Well, we tell her to never go with a stranger no matter what because unless it is one of the family she is not to go. I am thinking of using a password so that she can learn it and that a person will have to have the password and if they don't she isn't to go with them..But still I like the idea of family only being able to pick her up and only then a selected few. Just safer that way. I have seen the DVD you talked about my mom needs to purchase it..I am sure they will be some on eBay maybe.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Thanks for the best response I appreciate it.
• United States
27 Feb 09
I don't think it should make much difference to me. I tend to see girls as being in more danger.. but I believe that is false. I think boys are in as much if not more danger from strangers. Certainly, I wouldn't want to avoid teaching my son about stranger danger and find something happen to him!
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Do you mean the gender of the child or warning them more of male strangers than female strangers? I am a mom of 2 boys & 2 girls, who span an age range from 20 to 15 months old. I think I gave & will continue to give them all the same messages about strangers (of either gender) but I also think that you need to further stress it to any child who's more inclined to be 'cooperative'. As it happens my eldest daughter was just so polite & sweet as a child- although I want her to be polite in general, I don't want her to confuse being polite with being quiet if a stranger were bothering her. So for her we talked much more often about it being OK to yell & scream even at an adult if that adult was asking you to follow them, come with them, get in their car etc.
@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 09
Hmm, I don't think we have any DVDs on these kinds of stuff from where we come from or maybe I'm just plain ignorant? AHahBut we don't have kids so we wouldn't really know but we remember as we were growing up, we never had these, well, DVD didn't even existed back then, hahaAll I remember is that we're taught never to speak with strangers but yet we're taught to be outspoken at the same timeNow I'm confused, haha. But I should commend what you & your hubby is doing is a good practice