We all remember what it was like to be a kid and constantly hear our parents warn us about strangers.
“Don’t take any candy from strangers or get into their cars if they ask you,” they would say.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: having their child abducted by a stranger in broad daylight, never to be seen or heard from again.
That’s why the understandably anxious mother in this video is making sure her adorable daughter knows the proper precautions to take when encountering potentially dangerous situations.
While the video may come off as something cute to giggle at as you watch, it touches upon a very serious situation, especially considering that 80 percent of abductions by strangers occurs within a quarter mile of a child’s home. In the US alone, every 40 seconds a child becomes missing or is abducted.
The little girl struggles with the entire concept of saying “no” to strangers, especially when it involves the stranger offering her something sweet.
“If a strange man says, ‘Let’s go eat cookies.’ You say?” her mother asks. Ye Bin responds, “I like that!”
Children encounter strangers every single day — in the park, in stores and around their neighborhoods. Sure, most of these people are nice, normal folks, but there are some strangers who don’t have the best of intentions.
Are you doing everything possible to protect your child from abduction?