All children had a session in school on Stranger Danger.
Link to a video:
Things to remember:
- Never go off on your own with a stranger, take things from them or get in a car with them.
- If someone scares you, or makes you feel uncomfortable go somewhere safe, which could be your home, your school or a police station. Remember to tell someone what has happened straight away.
- Never accept gifts or sweets from a stranger
- Never accept a lift in a car from a stranger
- Never go anywhere with a stranger
- Never go off on your own without telling a parent or trusted adult
- Never go up to a car to give directions - keep away so that no one can get hold of you and you can run away
- Always tell a trusted adult if you have been approached by a stranger
- Remember the Yell, Run, Tell rule - it's okay to run and scream if you find yourself in danger. Get away from the source of danger as fast as you can.
- If you find yourself in danger always run towards shops or other busy places with lots of people
- If you think that you are being followed, go into a shop and ask for help
- Never play in dark or lonely places
- Stay with your group of friends – new wander off on your own.
- Never agree to do a job for someone you don’t know in return for money- they may be trying to trick you
- Always use the safest route to walk to school avoiding isolated places and dangerous roads to cross
- Make sure your parents know where you are going and when you will be back. If your plans change be sure to tell your parents.