Whilst the risk posed by strangers is rare, it’s really important to make children aware of simple tips they can follow to keep themselves a little safer. This video on Stranger Danger is designed to highlight a few key points, which could be used to help an important conversation with your child. It is aimed at children aged 4 – 11 years.
We would advise you to talk about who your safe adults are and where there are safe places near you if help is needed. It’s also important to think about safety on the internet and use of mobile phone apps and games that have a ‘chat’ function as this can be just as dangerous as a stranger in the street.
Further information and support is available from:
- Childline – www.childline.org.uk
- NSPCC – www.nspcc.org.uk
- Pride 123 – www.pride123.co.uk
- GMP – www.gmp.uk/crimereduction
For advice about keeping children safe online, or if you want to report someone who is behaving suspiciously towards a child online, contact the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre at www.ceop.gov.uk or phone 0870 000 3344.