Hello everyone and welcome to our new blog. Working in conjunction with PreventAbduction.net, the goal of this blog is to inform parents and guardians about available resources to protect children against the threat of predators and abduction. Our blog posts will cover various topics, such as child safety tips, internet safety, child safety products, educational books and DVD's and more. As this blog evolves, we hope you will find it to be a valuable resource in developing a safety plan tailored to the needs of your family.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tip of the Week - Lost & Found

Teach your children that if they get lost in a store, they should find a security guard or cashier.  Under NO circumstances should they ask for help from another shopper or go near the front door or into the parking lot to look for you.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Tip of the Week - Circle of Trust

Develop a list of trusted friends, relatives and/or teachers and explain to your child that these are adults that can be trusted in case of an emergency.  Teach your child that he/she should not ride or go with a person who is not one of the trusted adults.  You can also come up with a code word, teach it to your child and share it only with your trusted adults (see our tip on code words).  Our “What if?” Book provides a place for you to write in your list of trusted adults and review them with your child. 

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Tip of the Week- Safe Internet Behavior

As social media websites become increasingly prevalent among kids and teens, parents have a responsibility to take an active and instructive approach to informing their children about Internet safety. Talk to your kids about the longevity of the “digital footprint” that they leave behind while engaging in social networking. Help your kids establish good privacy settings on their personal profiles, like only allowing approved people to view their tweets on Twitter. Start having these conversations with your children when they are young. Here is an excellent article that highlights the role of parents in their children’s online lives: http://www.mobiledia.com/news/142955.html#

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