Keeping your kids safe

Every second counts when your child is in a life-threatening situation. We need to teach children that the decisions they make and the immediate actions they take can turn a potential abduction into a close call. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, each year up to 114, 600 attempted kidnappings fail. In many cases, an abduction failed because the child created a scene and attracted attention or because he escaped.

Is your child willing to scream, yell and run, even in the face of a weapon? Does your child know what to do in order to get help? Even though only 10 percent of all abductions are committed by strangers, kids who are allowed to navigate on their own need to have the skills to thwart a stranger abduction. (These same skills can be used in other situations where your child feels unsafe.)

We have a personal safety skills inventory and other easy-to-use information and resources that will help you protect your children from harm. We'll show you what to teach and when to teach it -- without scaring your child or yourself -- so that your child's odds of becoming a victim are greatly reduced. You don't need to feel unprepared or helpless anymore!

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