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NCJ Number: 99617 Find in a Library
Title: Safety Zone - A Book Teaching Children Abduction Prevention Skills
Author(s): L D Meyer
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Chas. Franklin Press
Edmonds, WA 98020
Sale Source: Chas. Franklin Press
18409 90th Avenue, West
Edmonds, WA 98020
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet uses hypothetical situations to teach children ages 3 to 11 to recognize dangerous or suspicious situations and prevent abduction.
Abstract: An adult's page provides statistics on missing children -- runaways, abductions, and parental kidnappings. It summarizes the booklet's objectives and emphasizes that its suggestions should be read and used at frequent intervals. Read aloud stories then describe several abduction situations: a man or an attractive woman tries to entice a child into a car by offering candy; a girl who lives with her mother because her parents are separated meets her father in a store where he tries to kidnap her; and a man in a truck meets a child after school and tells her that her mother is sick and sent him to get her. The booklet not only describes these dangerous situations in simple language, but discusses responses that get the child out of danger fast. It also suggests adults that children can go to for help. Following these stories, the booklet addresses teaching methods with an emphasis on roleplaying, abduction proofing your community, and steps to take when a child is missing. Illustrations, lists of organizational resources, and suggested resource books are included.
Index Term(s): Child Abduction; Crime prevention education; Kidnapping
Note: Children's Safety Series - Book 2
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