How to teach a child to talk on the street with strangers
In the matter of child protection, perhaps, no issue attracts so much attention as teaching children to communicate with strangers. Never talk on the street with a stranger! – Strictly pronoun parents. However, it is much easier to talk about this than to teach children to behave properly and consistently in real life. How to protect the child from dangerous and bothersome strangers and at the same time not instill in him the fear of strangers?
Let’s find out what specialists are offering to teach children to communicate (or not communicate) with potentially dangerous strangers.
Usually, the child is ready for this at the age of four. Explain that strangers are those people (anyway, elderly, young men or women) that are unfamiliar to the kid and his parents. This can be shown in the usual example – for example, a man in a supermarket or a woman in a park. In order not to frighten a child, emphasize that this does not make them either bad or good. Also we explain who such familiar people are – those about whom parents can say: Dear, these people we absolutely trust. Do not be afraid to ask them for help! Also the child himself should also note: Yes, Mom, I trust this aunt and I’m not afraid of her.
In a firm but understandable form, the child needs to be taught that talking to strangers is impossible!