The Child Connection
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Louisville, Ky 40218
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- Yell, Kick, & Scream - This may seem obvious, but many children freeze when they are grabbed by strangers. Kidnappers want children to go along quietly. Yell- This person is a stranger. Kick - kidnapper's foot, groin or knee. Scream.
- Area Code & Phone # - Make sure your child knows their area code and phone number. Does
your child know how to make a collect call or dial in case of an
emergency? Teach your child not to give their phone
number or address to strangers.
- Buddy System - A
child alone is an easy target. Encourage your children to use the buddy
system and to watch out for each other.
- Current Photos & Records - Get photos taken every 6 months of your children and keep
a photo on your person at all times. Fingerprints should be taken by a
law enforcement, e.g. Sheriff's Dept. Copies of their dental and
medical records are a must.
- Lure Tactics - I have lost my puppy. Will you help me find him? I'll give you $10 if you'll help me put this in the car.
Parents, teach your children how to respond to these people. It is best
to ignore them, avoid any conversation and run.
- Family Code Word - Parents, a code word is a lock and key for your child. Your Mom and Dad have been in a car wreck. You need come with me right now! Child: What is the code word? If
they don't know it then child doesn't go. The child runs away from that
person and tells whomever is responsible for them--teacher or
parent--what happened. Get a description of the perpetrator if
- Separation Plan - Teach your children to go to a cashier or ticket booth if they are
separated from you while at a mall, amusement park, or any place you
- Check Route to School - The route to school should be established by a parent and under no
circumstances should the child deviate from that route. Avoid alleys,
- Notify School - Make sure the school will notify you if your child does not arrive
at school. Let the Principal know who is authorized to pick up your
- Communication - Keep good communication lines open with your children.
- Neighbors - Organize a block watch and participate in a safe home program.
- Child's Clothes - Make a mental note of what your child wears every day! Do not put your child's name on the outside of their clothing because it allows a stranger to become verbally intimate with your child. Put their name on inside of clothes.