Sports and activity information for the ALL STAR in your house

Web Search

Halloween Fun
Halloween GHOSTING
Arasapha Haunted Hayride and Bates Motel
Halloween Safety Tips for Pets
Halloween Tailgating
A Soldier's Halloween Treat Package
Halloween Games
Halloween Recipes
Fall Fun
Giving Plate
Thanksgiving Fun
Tips for Carving a Turkey
Thanksgiving Crafts and Decorating Tips
Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist
Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make
Mother's Day Coupon Book
Teacher Gift Ideas
Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Graduation Party Tips
Post Prom Party Tips
Kindergarten Graduation Ideas
Junior and Senior Prom Tips
Father's Day Gifts Kids Can Make
Father's Day Coupon Book
Presents for Grandparents
Summer Fun
4th of July Fun
Gift Basket Ideas
Chanukah (Hanukkah) Fun
Hanukkah Coupon Book
Christmas Fun
Christmas Games
Holiday Crafts
Priceless Presents
Christmas Books, Movies
Kid's Xmas Party Recipes
Holiday Songs
Selecting a Christmas Tree
Christmas Links
Twelve Days of Christmas Ghosting Game
Creating Holiday Traditions
Christmas Eve Surprise Box
New Year's Eve Tips
Super Bowl Party Ideas
Valentine Fun
Valentine Gift Basket Ideas
Valentine's Day Coupon Book
Valentine's Day Love Notes
Valentine's Day Crafts
Valentine's Day Recipes
Winter Fun Ideas
President's Day Activities
Mardi Gras Ideas
St. Patrick's Day Fun
Easter Games
Easter Recipes
Easter Scavenger Hunt
Fun & Creative Easter Basket Ideas

Sport Hall of Fame
Music Hall of Fame
Amusement Parks
Family Vacations
Family Day Trips
Parent  Weekends
Family  Weekends
Family Mystery Adventures
Family Camping
Caribbean Vacations: Money Saving Tips
Haunted Hotel Stories
Must See Halloween Destinations
USA Trip Ideas
Landmarks Kids Must See
Trip Ideas: Ancient Natural Wonders
Must See Family Museums
Famous Zoos
Pros/Cons: All-Inclusive vs. Traditional Hotels
All-Inclusive Resort Tips
Tropical Islands -- Things to Do
Passport Tips
Packing Checklist
Items Needed When Traveling with Kids
Easy Travel Tips
Sunglass Tips
Sunscreen Tips
Vacation Memory Page
Vacation Word Search

Kids Corner
Teach Kids About Strangers
Addition Helper Worksheets
Kids Craft: Boredom Bottle
100 Boredom Tips
Fun Thing for Sisters To Do
Kids Craft: Pen Pal Kit
Kids Craft: Snow Ruler
Kids Car Games
Kids and Pets
Kids & Allowance
Kids Organization and Responsibility
Kids Crafty Concoctions
Kids Craft: Miniature Treasure Hunt
Kids Craft: Miniature Garden
Patriotic Tee Shirts
Kids Websites
●Kids Craft- How to make an Olympic Torch
Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Smoothies for Kids
Summer Camps
Service Project Ideas
Sick Day Survival
Sports Team Tailgating
Sports/Activities Clipart
Sports/Activity Guide by Age
Sports Team Roster
Tips to Making Your Fundraiser Successful
Ideas for a Carnival Fundraiser
Easy Way to Organize Volunteer Schedules and Donation Lists
Kid's Winter Party Ideas
Party Planning Tips
Kid's Cooking Party
Sleepover Ideas
Kid's Beach Party Ideas
Kid's Craft - Beach Cover-up
Kid's Craft - Personalized Beach Towel
Flip Flop Wreath
Flip Flop Flower Pot
Kid's Craft - Beach Critter
Creating Birthday Party Traditions
Kid's party game - Toss N Talk
All About Dad Print-Out
Ideas for a Candy Buffet
Back to School Party Ideas
Rainy Day Survival Guide
Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

Drugs and Kids
High School Community Service Idea
College Care Package Ideas
Keep Safe on Campus
Parent Campus Safety Questions
Saving for College
Student/Parent College Planning Timeline
Ways to Find Out About Colleges
List of Things To Bring To College
Types of Financial Aid for College
Moving with Kids
Goodbye Box
Goodbye Poem/Craft
Child Care Tips
Child Obesity
Sibling Separation
Learn Study Skills
Tips on Test Anxiety
Tips for Kindergarten Parents
School Supply List
Tips for shopping for school supplies
Job Description of a Parent
Real Mother's Poem

Company Mission
Submit a Picture
Contact Us
Link to Us
What's New
Press Release

Teach Your Kids The Dangers of Speaking to Strangers

Your children encounter strangers each and every day of their life.  Most people are harmless but it is the minority that we must take seriously.  It is important to remind your children about the dangers of speaking to strangers and what to do if they are approached by someone they do not know.

Explain what a stranger is to your kids...

Many times children think of strangers as scary people who look different.  It is important to explain to them that strangers are ordinary people and that you can not tell by looking at them whether they are bad or good.  Remind them that a stranger is anyone that your family does not know by name.

You must explain to them that there are safe strangers and these include policemen, and firefighters.  Let them know safe places to go if they ever need help for instance: home of a neighbor, a local store or restaurant, a post office or library.

How to handle dangerous situations...

Talk to your children about what to do if your child is approached by someone they do not know.  Key points to stress include:

  • Never approach a vehicle of someone you do not know.

  • Do not talk to a person that they do not know.

  • Always tell a responsible adult what happened if they have been approached by someone.

  • It is OK to say "NO" to adults if you do not know them.

  • Run away as fast as you can and yell as loud as possible for help.

  • Never keep a secret from your parents

  • Never listen if someone tells you to disobey your parents or do something without permission

  • An adult, you do not know, should never ask a child for help.

  • If you feel threatened or uncomfortable in any way run.

An easy way for them to remember this is "No, Go, Yell, Tell".  If your children feels threatened or uncomfortable they should say no, run away, yell loud and to immediately and tell a responsible adult.

Equip your child with strategies needed to keep them safe...

Every parent explains the details of strangers to their children and you think that they understand. You then see TV shows with hidden cameras, where they set kids up to see how they would react in the situation with a stranger, and the kids fail.  You should take the time to role play with your children and help them come up with a strategy to protect themselves in each scenario.  Examples of a few possible scenarios:

  • A man in a car holding a piece of paper ask you child to come over and help him with directions.

  • A woman carry a dog's lease approaches for help looking for her lost puppy.

  • A stranger in your neighborhood invites your child to come in for some cookies she just baked.

  • An adult approaches your child in the park and ask for help locating a soccer ball that went into the woods.

  • They think they are being followed home by someone.

  • A stranger in the mall approaches and ask them if they would like to come for a free promotional meal at the fast food restaurant in mall.

  • An adult that they know says or does something to make them feel threatened or uncomfortable.

  • You talk to someone in a chat room on the internet and they want to meet for ice cream.

Other ways to protect your children...

  • Know where they are and who they are with at all times.

  • Talk to them about safe places to play in your neighborhood and places to avoid.  Set firm rules regarding what they are allowed to do and what they can't do.

  • Teach them to follow their instincts and run if they feel threatened.

  • Always have a buddy with them if they are walking or riding a bike.

  • Play in a group not alone.

  • Never be afraid to say no if you feel threatened.

  • Stay in touch via cell phones.

  • Keep important emergency numbers posted and readily available for your kids.  This includes police, fire, work numbers, parent's cell phone number, and the number of a neighbor and/or relative.

  • Be sure your children are mature enough to handle the situation that you put them in.

For detailed information in dealing with all types of safety issues with your children please visit the National Crime Prevention Website.