Stranger Smart Awareness

 
What is a stranger smart kid?
  • Knows what a stranger is - "any adult you do not know"
  • Knows how to out-fox strangers
  • Follows safety rules
  • Sees what is happening around them
  • Walks tall
  • Has a family code word.


    Stranger Smart Safety Rules
    1. Stay away from strangers.
    2. Have a secret family code word.
          Have a password only you and your family know.
          Think before you act.
    3. Use the buddy system.
          Don't play alone.
          Never take short cuts.
          Take the safest route.
          Avoid isolated places.
          Stick with friends.
          Stay in crowded and well lit areas.
    4. Never let anyone know you are home alone.
          Have a code ring for the telephone.
          Use answering machine to screen calls.
    5. Never open the door to a stranger.
          Never let anyone in the house except a trusted adult.
          Call a trusted adult.
          Call 911.
    6. Don't display items with your name on it.
          A stranger will act like they know you.
    7. Know your phone number and address.
    8. Know when and how to call 911.
          Give your name, phone number, parents full name, and address.
          Tell where you are calling from and why.
          Don't hang up until you are told what to do.
    9. Internet/Online Safety Rules
          Don't give out personal information.
          Dont' meet strangers from online.
          Tell parents if you feel uncomfortable about messages.
          Don't send pictures without checking with parents.
          Discuss rules and have them posted by the computer.

    Self Defense Techniques
     
    Know what to do if a stranger grabs you!
     
    • Pull your arm down and twist your arm to break away if grabbed by arm.
    • SCREAM, make noise anyway you can!
    • RUN!
    • Stomp on their foot.
    • Bite if necessary.

    4 Personal Safety Steps to follow:

    Step 1: AVOID
    1. STAY AWAY FROM STRANGERS
      A stranger can pretend to be your friend.
    2. HAVE A SECRET FAMILY CODE WORD
      Your family needs to come up with a code word and if someone comes to pick you up, they must say the code words before you can leave with them. This word can also be used if you are at another home and something happens that makes you feel uncomfortable and you are to embarrassed to ask to go home. You can simply call a parent and say the word in your conversation and they will know to come pick you up immediately. NEVER let anyone other than your parents know the code word.
    3. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM
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      Don't play alone
      -Stick with friends
      -Never take short cuts
      -Take the safest route even if it is longer
      -Avoid isolated places
    4. NEVER HAVE PERSONALIZED ITEMS
      This can help a stranger act like they know you
    5. NEVER LET ANYONE KNOW YOU ARE HOME ALONE
      -Have a code ring with your parents
      -Let the answering machine screen calls
    6. INTERNET/ONLINE SAFETY
      -Never give out personal information
      -Don't meet strangers from online
      -Tell your parents if you feel uncomfortable
      -Don't send pictures without checking with your parents first
    7. NEVER OPEN THE DOOR TO A STRANGER
      -Call your parents
      -Call a neighbor or other emergency contact person
      -Call 911
    8. AVOID KIDNAPPER TRAPS
      Uniform Trap Emergency Trap
      Helping Trap Affection Trap
      Bribing Trap Authority Trap
      Being Famous Trap Treat Trap
      Fun Trap Playmate Trap
      Hers Trap Getting a Job Trap
       
    Step 2: SUPRISE
    PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL SPACE
    • Step back
    • Decide what the stranger wants
    • Ask direct questions in firm voice
    • Act QUICKLY
    • When in doubt, RUN!
    • YELL if in trouble
    Step 3: STUN
    KNOW HOW TO USE THE FIVE STRIKES
    Note: ONLY use if grabbed by a stranger!
    • Head Butt - grabbed from behind
    • Eye attack - grabbed from front
    • Front stomp - either front or back
    • Biting - side grab
    • Groin strike - arm grab
    Step 4: RUN
    Run to protect yourself
    • Stay in good physical shape
    • When in doubt - RUN!!


     

     

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