Children and Personal Protection.
We at My Protection Products spent many hours investigating Personal Protection Products when two girls in our county were abducted and killed. We even knew the family of one of these families and could not believe it would happen to someone we knew. It did…
Well these girls were teenagers and high school students. The schools are not going to let children bring stun guns or pepper spray to school. How do we protect them?
We need to teach our children the importance of being aware of their surroundings and the people around them. We can teach our children to recognize when someone is trying to gain their trust. A predator will try to gain our children’s trust by asking, for help finding their lost pet, directions and impersonating an authority figure. First let’s set up a CODE WORD OR PHRASE that only our child and we know. Be sure they know that if for any reason someone tries to get them to go with them because we sent them to do it that it is not true unless that person automatically tells them the CODE WORD OR PHRASE. They do not want to ask for the CODE WORD the person would automatically give them the code word.
What do they do if someone tries to get them to go with them, ATTRACT ATTENTION? For this we can provide them with whistle or alarm. None of us wants to have to teach our children this but we must. We have to teach them to fight back when anyone tries to get them to go with them. Yes, teach them to kick, scratch, elbow and poke even hit as they scream or blow their whistle or alarm.
Fighting makes it difficult for an abductor to pick him/her up or hold onto them. If they are touched or grabbed by anyone they need to scream “He’s not my Dad”, “she’s not my Mon” or “Stranger – Stranger”.
Teach them if they feel they can’t get away, drop and wrap their arms around something big and hold on tight, all the while continuing to kick and yell for help.
No one wants their child to need to use any of this information, but if they do we want them to know what to do to protect them. We can not be blind to the crime statistics, which shows us that Child Abduction is too high. Provide them with knowledge and Personal Protection Products they can carry to be prepared.
Whistles and Alarms for children – http://www.myprotectionproducts.com/papper_sprays/