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Old 05-08-2015, 12:46 PM   #11
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I think most kids will talk to strangers no matter what the parents tell them. I think kids need to understand how to talk to strangers and how to deal with temptations to leave with them. Of course, some kids just won't be safe talking to strangers and parents have to deal with those kids differently.
That is what the video is about, kids talking to strangers even after being told, daily, not to.

I don't understand what you find objectionable about my bringing this to others notice.
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Old 05-08-2015, 03:07 PM   #12
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That is what the video is about, kids talking to strangers even after being told, daily, not to.

I don't understand what you find objectionable about my bringing this to others notice.
I don't have any objection to you bringing this to the notice of others. Maybe I'm just grouchy today. I thought the title of the thread, "Important - Share with everyone!!" was a bit alarmist. I really would have a preferred a video that had some suggestions of what to do about the fact that kids were so willing to walk off with a stranger.

I'm afraid the takeaway for this video, for most parents, will be to tell the kids more emphatically not to talk to strangers, and I don't think that will work in most cases.
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Having grandkids that age the video opened my eyes as a good reminder that you can never be too careful. Good, effective video. It was all over on Facebook this week.
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The video gave me chills. As roadfix says, we can never be too careful. I've got grands that age too, plus older and younger. Today's world is a dangerous one.
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:32 PM   #15
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Important - Share with everyone!!

Good video. I remember my younger sister and I, probably 6 and 7, walking to school together. A man in a red pickup stopped and asked us for directions. He had something "funny" in his lap. My sister was going to get in the pickup with him to help, I told her no, grabbed her arm, and told her to keep walking. My mom had always told us to not talk to strangers.
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:49 PM   #16
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Good thing you were cautious, Dawg and Taxy, or you may have ended up on "Unsolved Mysteries".
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The video makes a good and strong point but, unfortunately, children are innately naive and will fall victim to their naivete regardless of the number of times we "remind" them about potential dangers. That's one of the reasons it's so difficult to be a diligent parent without being a "hovering" one.

Thanks for sharing, PF.
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Now, parents are getting arrested for allowing their children to be "free range". I think the danger has always been there. In our area, there are still unsolved missing children cases going back many years.
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Yes, raising a child to be friendly, but reserved with people they don't know is tough. We had "drills" with my nephew, who was very trusting. I would walk up to him and say "stranger" and then reach for his hand. He would shriek and run away to his mother. I had various co-workers who helped us who my nephew did not know, test him in the park and stores. He performed excellently.
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I had various co-workers who helped us who my nephew did not know, test him in the park and stores. He performed excellently.
This is good. Did any of them use the puppy trick like in the video? That would be a good test, I think.
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