Prevention focused personal safety program for kids and teens.
1. I don't need to teach personal safety education to my children until they start school.
2. I don't need to worry about my boys being victims of sexual predators.
3. A talk about personal safety is not enough.
4. Most abductions and molestations occur within a quarter mile of the victim's home.
5. Missing children are not a problem in this country.
6. Most victims of abduction are young children.
7. Parents should have software on the computer to monitor their child's usage.
8. P911 in chat lingo means please call the police.
9. For safety's sake, I need to review what my child is text messaging or typing in chat rooms.
10. My child could be talking to a stranger on line.
11. It is vital to stay on top of older teen's internet use.
12. It is imperative to discuss internet safety with younger children.
13. All teens know it's not safe to post personal information on line.
14. For most teens the internet is a large part of social networking.
15. Troubled teens are more likely to form on line relationships with people they don't know.
16. The computer should be in a room used by all family members with the screen visible to anyone.
17. Children cannot be taught to avoid circumstances that put them at risk.
18. I need to know that all of the adults in organizations that work with my child have been screened and properly trained to avoid situations that could compromise their position and/or put my child at risk.
19. Predators use "grooming" to gain a child's trust: giving gifts, playing games, keeping secrets, isolating the child through activities like camping, babysitting, staying later.
20. Children with high self esteem are less likely to be targets of \"grooming\" by a predator.
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