Walk the route to and from school with your children, pointing out landmarks and safe places to go if they’re being followed or need help.
Tell your children that if they are approached by an adult, they should stay alert because this may be a “trick.” Never leave children unattended in an automobile.
Facts and figures on child abductions: – 99% of these children returned home.
– Only 115 of these were the most serious and dangerous types of abductions—those perpetrated by strangers where the child was kept overnight, held for ransom, or killed.
If you go home alone after school, check to see that everything is okay before you go in. If someone makes you feel scared or uncomfortable, get away as fast as you can and TELL a trusted adult.
Once inside, call your parents to let them know that you are okay. Home Alone Tips for Teens: Check out the house before entering.