Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Protecting Children from Sexual Predators

There are a number of steps we can take to teach children how to be safe from predators.

The following are a few tips from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uhL2qh39kw

1. Teach children information to arm them how to be safe and how to react when they are assaulted.

2. Teach children that if someone is trying to grab a child to take them away in a car, the child needs to be taught how to act in order to get immediate attention to obtain help from someone else in the area which include screaming/yelling, kicking, biting and scratching the assailant. Teach them how to struggle and fight for their lives. Teach them to yell for help, e.g., teach them to yell out words and phrases, including "Help me" and "stranger...stranger"; "I'm being kidnapped" while fighting, scquirming to get away, hitting, biting, scratching and kicking. Look at the aforementioned website in as an illustration.

3. Teach the children if they are abducted to study the inside of the vehicle and how to unlock the vehicle in order to escape.

4. Teach children, if they are locked in a trunk, how to pull out the wires to the tail light in order to draw attention by a passing police officer. Children should be taught how to kick out the tail light from the inside of a trunk if possible so that they can reach their hands out to signal for help.

5. Teach children not to be intimidated by the threats of others; they they need to act/react to any threat. Failure to do so could result in them being harmed (killed).


For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 (866.WIN.1.NOW)
Facsimile: 208.342.2509
Email: amorton@mortonlawyers.com
Website: www.mortonlawyers.com

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