The pain of losing your child to a stranger in cases of random kidnapping is definitely a hard hitting situation to live with. Not knowing the fate of our loved one and as life becomes a guessing game of hope and faith, the tremors of emotion that families of the victim had to endure is painstaking and extreme.
Child kidnapping occurs when a child is intentionally removed from the person who has the legal right to custody of the child. We can acknowledge that dangers exist in our society at these times such as child kidnapping but with advance orientation and continuous guidance to our children, we can lessen the chances of it from happening.
Always bear in mind that the safety and security of your child depends very much on the situation that you present to them to overcome.
Majority of children pass through childhood safely because of the preventive measures that parents set up with their children at a young age. Parents can teach their child to be cautious without making them too fearful or anxious.
The first step in keeping your child safe is to discuss the possible dangers that they may encounter outside of your home with respect to kidnapping. Impart the instructions into different scenarios so that they can better understand and remember it.
It is also important to always keep the line of communication open with your child, your child’s friends and family, and with your child’s school.
Take advantage of what you can afford by providing a mobile phone to your child. Teach your child to be smart if a suspicious person is following or staring at him, he can pretend that he is talking to someone on the phone like his parents. If your child has the chance to take a quick snapshot of that suspicious person using his phone, that would be a tremendous help in a possible police investigation when needed.
Be friendly with neighbors whom you can trust as neighborhood watch has the additional steps to protect the children within your community. If your child is being pursued by a stranger, he has the option to run to a safer place like a neighbor’s house that you trust if this is nearer than your home.
Take note as well that of the kids who are truly abducted, most have been taken by a family member or acquaintance while a small number of kids are taken by strangers.
When comes to the safety and security of your child, never let any stones unturned as far as preventive and precautionary measures are concerned. Its better to react than to regret.