Parents & Educators
There are some topics that we wish we never had to discuss with our
children, abduction being one of them. Of course, we can choose to
ignore the issue and simply hope it never happens. Another approach is
to never let our children out of our sight. No one can advocate either
of these strategies.
Most parents are eager to learn a simple and effective way to help
protect their children from “Scoopers.” When I was a child my parents
told me not to take candy from strangers or get in a car with someone I
didn’t know. They had limited knowledge of the issue, as did many other
people. I can’t ever remember hearing about a missing child as I was
growing up. Today, the media have brought the issue to the public, for
better, and for worse.
Parents constantly ask me, what do I need to do? Today, we need to
empower our children with skills that will build their self-confidence
in dealing with dangerous situations. We have to be careful not to tell
our children that the world is full of scary people. Unfortunately, the
news media does that for us. Rather, children need to know that most
adults they encounter in their lives are basically good people. Parents
and educators need to make child safety part of their everyday life by
practicing and reviewing basic safety skills.
This book is an excellent way to start the dialogue and to open up
our children’s minds to the issue of luring prevention. Author Julia
Cook has presented this subject in a manner that children will relate
to. This book should be used as a tool to teach, renew, and practice the
skills children need to know to keep them safe. The child is usually the last line of defense against the Scooper!
Thanks, Julia for working with us to help keep our children safe!
Don Wood, Founder of Child Watch of North America