I recently read a story that made me think about a lot. It talked about how one word saved the life of a child.
One happy story
This story happened in America. As is known, this country occupies one of the leading places in the disappearance of children. Statistics, unfortunately, is not comforting and there is nothing to brag about.
The government of this country has a very active policy to prevent such crimes. They have a lot of social advertising, announcements warning about the responsibility of parents to their children, as well as there are special police units that are trying to protect children.
One mommy back to the story, I agreed with my little son, who went to kindergarten, about a very interesting way of security.
They came up with a secret code word that only two of them knew. Mom warned her son that if someone approached him, alien uncle or aunt, the boy must definitely ask them this magic word.
If this is a messenger from a mother, then the word mother will tell him and he will call him, and if an outsider will not say it, the son should run away from him as far as possible.
While walking on the playground, the boy saw a stranger calling him through a small fence. He introduced himself as a mother’s friend and offered him a trip home by car.
The boy remembered his mother’s words and asked for the code word. The stranger was frightened and ran away, and the boy ran in tears to the tutor and told about the incident. Thus a little boy saved himself. Thank you mom who came up with such a wonderful way of security.
The code in our family is already there!
After reading this note, I thought how correct it is! My daughter does not go to the garden now, but she will go to school, to the children’s sections. A code word is a great way to at least make a child think that there are many bad people in the world and they need to beware of.
We came up with this word, learned it and remembered it for the rest of our lives. I told my daughter in accessible words about bad and good people, about the fact that children can be stolen, about maniacs and perverts. She told as best she could, but my daughter understood me very well, despite her age.
I know that in Europe, child psychologists also ask parents to pay special attention to the problem of children’s safety. Children need to be intimidated, as they like to be expressed, in order to avoid the temptation to go for a delicious candy or get into a beautiful car.
How do you like this security idea with a code word, or are you already practicing it?