As spring nears and kids are outside playing or walking home from school more often, we and our friends at the Boulder Valley School District, wanted to remind parents to take a minute to talk to your children about safety. The tips below from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are great talking points to start conversations with your children around their personal safety.
Say goodbye to “stranger danger.” Try using the following language when talking to your child about abduction prevention:
- Don’t say: Never talk to strangers.
- Say: You should not approach just anyone. If you need help, look for a uniformed police officer, a store clerk with a nametag, or a parent with children.
- Don’t say: Stay away from people you don’t know.
- Say: It’s important for you to get my permission before going anywhere with anyone.
- Don't say: You can tell someone is bad just by looking at them.
- Say: Pay attention to what people do. Tell me right away if anyone asks you to keep a secret, makes you feel uncomfortable, or tries to get you to go with them.
As a community we can and should work together to keep our most precious resources safe. If you have any questions please reach out ot our Community Services Unit and Officer Trujillo at 303-441-3322. Have a great day Boulder.