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What advice as a parent do you give your children about protecting themselves fr

  1. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    What advice as a parent do you give your children about protecting themselves from strangers?

    What do you tell your children/teenagers about how to handle a stranger on the street? Should they run, scream, fight back?

  2. Nakia Deon profile image60
    Nakia Deonposted 4 years ago

    Don't fight the Zimmerman's ...just bow down to them...momma wants you alive and living.

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Powerful and sad. Thank you for answering, Nakia.

  3. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    I teach my children that sometimes it is good to tell lies. In my experience, it is safer for a child to tell a lie that indicates adult help is at hand than to get into a physical fight.

    Having said that, I also make sure my kids have a level of confidence in martial arts so they have the skills to fight if necessary.

    I wrote a hub called 'Why children should be taught to tell lies' and the vast majority of people who left comments agreed with me - but I did come under fire from one person for suggesting that children should sometimes lie.

    It has worked well for my kids in the past. smile

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for your perspective. I will check it out.

  4. DDE profile image27
    DDEposted 4 years ago

    No talking to strangers, and stay away from quiet streets, never approach a stranger's car no matter what he tells you.

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comment, DDE.

 
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