Introduction



Children are our Nationís most precious resource, but as children, they often lack the skills to protect themselves. It is our responsibility, as parents and teachers, to safeguard children and to teach them the skills to be safe. This pamphlet is designed to help you talk to your children about how to protect themselves against abduction and exploitation. It is divided into several sections:

Every home and school should teach children about safety and protection measures. As a parent, you should take an active interest in your children and listen to them. Teach your children that they can be assertive in order to protect themselves against abduction and exploitation. And most importantly, make your home a place of trust and support that fulfills your childís needs. Together we can protect our Nationís children by teaching them to be smart, strong, and safe.


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PERSONAL SAFETY FOR CHILDREN—A GUIDE FOR PARENTS