Stranger danger!

@mommyboo (13174)
United States
December 9, 2012 9:19pm CST
Do you still teach your children not to speak to strangers, not to open the door, and to yell or run if they are not sure? One time I was at the park with some friends and the kids were on the toys while we were setting up the food. One of my friends (she WAS my friend, although it had been awhile since my daughter had seen her) said she'd go over and get the kids since I was carrying a baby and pulling out drinks. Well, she walked over there and came back with HER kids but not my daughter and her friend. She was laughing and she told me my daughter said 'I don't know you, we aren't coming. Where's my mom?' LOL! I was kind of embarrassed but she told me that was GOOD, that my daughter knew not to go with someone she didn't know or didn't remember.
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19 responses
• United States
10 Feb 13
oh yes I still teach stranger danger not only that but I also tell my kids not to get into a vehicle with people they DO know unless I tell them that its ok to One time my oldest was coming home from a friends and she saw her younger sisters in a car with their friend's mom... my oldest called me in a panic because she didnt know the woman and her sisters were in a car with her. I chuckled and explained who the woman was and that I knew they were with her but it was nice to know that my oldest was looking out for her siblings and knew the importance of my rules
@asliah (11137)
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
hi, my nieces and my nephew always be reminded that they should never talk to any stranger unless that person is really well known or when they are near or in our beside,because now a days we should be always keep safe because many bad people use to be a stranger to do bad thing.
@wolfie34 (26771)
• United Kingdom
10 Dec 12
Very important even more so in today's society, where we live in a precarious world and there are too many predators out there, even when we were young we were always told never to talk to strangers, or go off with them, we even had a local bobby come to our school to warn us about taking sweets off a stranger. I think I was only about 8 or 9 and I walk past this house and this woman was calling out to me, 'can you help me' I was too scared and ran off, it could have been real innocent, but you just don't know do you. If I had gone in and she could have trapped me.
@silverfox09 (4708)
• United States
11 Dec 12
Your daughter is a smart girl , she was thought well. Parents should make it their priority to teach children these things . Some children are easily trick when they are offer candy are ice cream .
@adnileb (5256)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Wow, your daughter is alert. She retained into her mind what you said about going with strangers. Other kids only remember those when the stranger is scary. And they'll up running towards you.
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Don't talk to stranger!!! we should teach that to our children. I am proud of you that your child learn what you've taught. Because some kids will just go with the strangers whenever that strangers have something to offer to your kids. Nowadays, there are a lot of incidents happening about missing kids, and they will going to find out that their child where being killed or salvaged. So be careful to the person you are talking to especially the strangers!
@deebomb (15307)
• United States
10 Dec 12
When my granddaughter was about 5 years old we were teaching her about not talking to strangers. She just couldn't seem to understand just what a stranger was. We were living on a military base and She would talk to the mail man and when we told her that he was a stranger. She told me no he wasn't a stranger because she knew who he was. A stranger was the man that lived in the woods behind our unite and ate cats. She got that from one of the neighbor kids. Though it was embarrassing your daughter did the right thing. You should be proud of her for paying attention go you.
@chrystalia (1208)
• Tucson, Arizona
10 Dec 12
Hey your kid got the message, I guess! I'm sure I taught my boys not to talk to strangers--I think it's very important, especially now. Teaching them internet safety is even more important than in person safety in some ways--it is so easy for people to find out a lot of personal information online, and it's a stalker's paradise. More and more cases are cropping up where kids have gotten in trouble using the internet, and it's kind of scary how far things can go, and how quickly. In person is important, definitely--but so is in cyberspace.
@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Definitely! I always remind them of not to entertain any stranger if somebody approaches them. Not even if the stranger mentions my name or their dad's name. I have strictly told them that if they do not recall those persons coming over to our house, then they should just walk away.
@WakeUpKitty (8694)
• Netherlands
10 Dec 12
Yes I still tell them not to open the front door. Not to speak to strangers, not to tell anyone I am not home or on the toilet. Not to answer the phone without persmission. Not to show the way to people in cars, to scream if they are in need. They have to wait till me or my daughter picks them up from school (the teachers want to know who does when, same if you take someone else's kid). They are not allowed to play outside alone, if they go together they have to stay together and be back at a certain time. They are not allowed to go play over at someone's house without telling me. They come home and ask me if they are allowed to have a candy or some food at someone's house (if they play with other kids). I ask the same if kids stay with me (what they are allowed to drink or eat). To me my parents always said: don't go with strange men/talk to strange men. I tell my children not to go with strange people no matter their gender or if these are (grown up/older) kids. I hope they will remember this because they are very friendly, too friendly if it comes to that.
@Angelpink (4035)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Yes it is good that kids are trained that way , you can never trust anyone today , especially that kids can easily be deceived with a toy , chocolate or even with little talks.
@Mavic123456 (21899)
• Thailand
10 Dec 12
Oh yes, please do so teach the kids not to talk to strangers or go with strangers. Many kidnapping incidents in the Philippines happen at the Mall, when the strangers lure kids for something else. or sometimes, just offering a hand and the child hold the hand then goodbye kid. Please teach kids not to go with strangers. Yes, that's a good training for your kid and congratulations for imbibing this to her. she knows what to do. whew... good mom
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Nice one... Smart girl! LOL... I am a mother who is like you who keeps on teaching my kids not to go and talk with strangers for this world is full of bad people that will do them harm... And in fairness my kids are all smart and I hope them to grow the best they can be and will never forget the things I am telling them.
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
It was actually good. If you'll see it on another perspective, you're kids were just being obedient with you. It's lovely scenario isn't it? In fact, kids will be kids. No matter how you'll teach them, their nature as a child will always show, so it is still better to guide them details per details.
• United States
10 Dec 12
That's really good that your daughter would not go with someone she did not know. It's so important these days especially with the rise of human trafficking. It's very dangerous now, but when I was a kid it was not nearly as dangerous. I remember talking to a lady in the park for hours when I was a kid. She was so cool.. I never felt in danger and wasn't really in any either.. but today it is very different! YOu have a very smart daughter!!
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Yes it is good that you teach them not to go with someone whom they don't know, Its dangerous if you don't teach them that. I guess your friend will understand that. and your daughter is really a good child, she really put in her mind all what you have said.
@bjc66bjc (6730)
• United States
10 Dec 12
Yes I remember teaching my children the exact same lesson.. and happily they listen to the talk...Now my grandsons had to learn the same lesson.. Its a great lesson for children learn...there are so so many wierd/strange people out here, tall/short, black/white, old/young they come in all color and sizes...Its just scary.... Good for your daughter...whe learned the lesson well....
@Shavkat (136024)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
We should really do give an advise like this. We can never say that it is safe for children to talk with strangers. It can be one of the bad elements in the society.
@edvc77 (2140)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
That is right. We should teach our children not to go with strangers. We don't really know them. In our place there are some people who kidnap children and they will disguise themselves as friend of their mothers so they would go with them. One must really be careful. Have a nice day!