Parent Safety Workshop : Parent Safety Workshop Protecting the world, one family at a time Full Safety Armor™ Agenda : Agenda Who We Are Who We Are : Who We Are My Family CD was launched in August 2002. In just over three years the company has grown to include 68 franchisees in 28 states and the District of Columbia, along with master franchises in Canada, Australia, Ireland & South Africa. Agenda : Agenda Who We Are Safety Quiz Safety Quiz : Safety Quiz Write down your answers and save them for later in the workshop.
Do you teach children their address and phone number?
What should a child do if they’re lost in a store?
What should a child do if a stranger asks for help?
Is it ever OK for a child to yell or scream?
Do you have an easily accessible photo of your child?
Does your child know what number to call in an emergency?
Does your child have a safe password that only you know?
Do you have all of your emergency info on hand? Agenda : Agenda Who We Are Statistics Safety Quiz Statistics : Statistics In 2002 a Department of Justice study determined: There are 33,000 "non-family" kidnappings 117,000+ children are victims of "family“ abductions
each year in the U.S. occurring mostly in the child's
or neighbour's yard! The NCMEC found that abductions & kidnappings are
now second only to drugs as child-safety concerns
of parents A study by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company found that only two percent of abducted children had personal information recorded before they were lost Slide 8: Amber Alert has rescued 188 kids since 1996. According to the Nemours Foundation, “Approximately 2,100 missing children reports are filed each day”. “All of these cases might be solved more easily if parents were able to provide a few key pieces of information about their children, such as”:
A clear, recent photo Statistics Statistics (Missing Children) : Non Family Family Runaway Missing involuntary Missing with explanation Statistics (Missing Children) Statistics (Age Group) : Statistics (Age Group) Statistics (Gender) : Statistics (Gender) Agenda : Agenda Who We Are Statistics Safety Quiz Common Lures of Child Abductors Common Lures : Common Lures The Affection Lure The Assistance Lure The Bribery Lure The Computer/Online Lure The Authority Lure Cited Sources: childlures.com Common Lures : Common Lures The Drug Lure The Emergency Lure The Fun & Games Lure The Hero Lure The Fame/Ego Lure The Job Lure Cited Sources: childlures.com Common Lures : Common Lures The Name Recognition Lure The Pornography Lure The Threat / Fear Lure The Playmate / Companion Lure Cited Sources: childlures.com Common Lures (Real Life Examples) : Common Lures (Real Life Examples) 12 year old Polly Klass
(Threat Lure) Megan Kanka
(Bribery Lure) Samantha Runnion
(Assistance Lure) Agenda : Agenda Who We Are Statistics Safety Quiz Common Lures of Child Abductors Sex Offender Profiles Sex Offender Profiles : Sex Offender Profiles Juvenile Offence History
Over 40% have a history of arrests as juveniles Education/Employment History
4 out of 5 sex offenders had less than Grade 12 and 1/2 had less than grade 10. Family History
The majority of sex offenders (60%) had been separated
from their biological parents before age 16. Sexual Abuse
1/3 of sexual offenders reviewed had been sexually
abused before the age of 16. Mental Health
1/3 of sex offenders reviewed had suffered severe
emotional problems prior to the current offence. Substance Abuse
3/4 of sex offenders reviewed had an adult history of alcohol abuse Cited sources: National Crime Prevention Council Agenda : Agenda Who We Are Statistics Safety Quiz Common Lures of Child Abductors Sex Offender Profiles Safety Training Approach Safety Training Approach : Safety Training Approach NO! I know my area code and telephone number. I know my address and my parents' names. I know how to dial 911 in an emergency. I always check first with my parents or the person in
charge before I go anywhere with anyone. When I walk to school or play outside,
I always take a buddy with me. If someone tries to touch me or treat me in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable or scared, I will tell them, "No!" Cited Sources: childcarechecker.com Safety Training Approach : Safety Training Approach I never keep secrets from my parents,
especially when a grown up tells me to If I get lost in a store, I will stay put and
wave my hand to get attention and ask for help –
I will look for another mom but I will never leave
the store. I know that it is o.k. to yell real loud if someone I
don’t know tries to make me go with them. Cited Sources: childcarechecker.com If someone I don't know asks me for help or directions, I will run away and tell a grownup to help them. I will not talk to, accept gifts from or take rides with anyone without my parents permission. Agenda : Agenda Who We Are Statistics Safety Quiz Common Lures of Child Abductors Sex Offender Profiles Safety Training Approach Safety Tips for Parents Safety Tips for Parents : Safety Tips for Parents Get to know your neighbors and explore the neighborhood with your child.
Obtain background screening information on anyone who will have unsupervised access to or custody of your child.
Be alert to anyone paying an unusual amount of attention to your child or giving them inappropriate or expensive gifts.
Establish a code word for situations when your child is to be picked up by someone other than you or a trusted caregiver, and remind your child to never tell it to anyone. Cited Sources: childcarechecker.com Safety Tips for Parents : Safety Tips for Parents Monitor your child's Internet activities, and keep the computer in a common area of the home so that it is out in the open, rather than in their bedroom.
Provide your child a "safe haven" by creating an atmosphere of trust and support in the home.
Make sure he or she knows they can always count on you! Cited Sources: childcarechecker.com Safety Tips for Parents : Safety Tips for Parents Cited Sources: childcarechecker.com Make sure your child knows his or her complete name, address, and phone number (including area code).
Teach your child how to dial 911, and instruct them on the appropriate use of it.
Do not display your child's name on clothing, backpacks, school supplies, etc.
Get to know all of your child's friends, as well as their parents. Always carry a list of their names, phone numbers and addresses with you. Safety Tips for Parents : Safety Tips for Parents Cited Sources: childcarechecker.com Keep an updated photo of your child with you at all times.
Know where your children are at all times. Never leave them unattended in a public place.
Small children should never be allowed to use a public restroom by themselves. Agenda : Agenda Who We Are Statistics Safety Quiz Common Lures of Child Abductors Sex Offender Profiles Safety Training Approach Safety Tips for Parents Wrap-up / Safety Quiz Responses It’s Alright to Tell : It’s Alright to Tell When we talk about issues with our children, we typically go over the common things like staying away from drugs and alcohol, don't talk to strangers, or let your parents know where you are at all times.
Lying is a common defense and self-preservation tool that kids use to either avoid consequences or "save face
The key is to establish with your children that lying is a "no-win situation”. Cited Sources: Source: askacop.org It’s Alright to Tell : It’s Alright to Tell Too much violence in the world can damage our children and desensitize them from feelings of responsibility and telling the truth.
Teach children not to keep secrets from parents and don't encourage secret keeping within the family.
Teach children the difference between good touches and bad touches. Cited Sources: Source: askacop.org It’s Alright to Tell : It’s Alright to Tell Behavioral indicators to look for:
Unusual interest in and/or knowledge of
sexual activity, inappropriate to the child's age
Sleep disturbances: bedwetting, nightmares
Depression, anger, irritability
Reluctance to go home or other places
Avoidance of certain people and places Cited Sources: Source: askacop.org Safety Quiz Responses : Safety Quiz Responses Safety Quiz Responses : Safety Quiz Responses Slide 33: National Alert Registry Contact Us : Contact Us MyFamilyCD
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