If you haven’t heard how easy it is to kidnap a child yet, watch this video. It just happened on February 9, 2012.
A little girl was looking at the toys in the toy section of a Wal-Mart in Georgia when an ex-con walks up behind her, grabs her and tries to walk away. The girl said she remembered her stranger danger training, and decided to scream, kick, and fight back, which is what saved her life.
This could be your child, niece, nephew, etc. This is why I stress talking to your children about stranger danger and why it’s so important for YOU to take an active role in your community.
Here’s a hypothetical to think about. What if the child couldn’t get away from the man? What do you think would have happened? What if you were at that same store at the same time and in the same section? What if you noticed a man with a hand over the mouth of a child walking down the aisle? Would you say something or just think it’s a dad disciplining his child? What would you do? What would you say? What if…(use your imagination)