Below is an excerpt from a very small part of chapter 1 of my children’s book, What Would You Do? A Kid’s Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers. The last sentence in this excerpt makes reference to children learning to take an active part in protecting themselves. Children can’t be with their parents all of the time. My book presents strategies for children to employ to become proactive in keeping themselves safe from stranger threat, abduction, abuse or predator harm. In short, it develops kid power and street-smart kids. The book also has a chapter for parents, grandparents, teachers, and other child caregivers.
The world seems like a scary place sometimes, doesn’t it? You hear adults talking about bad things that happen. That can be pretty frightening to you as a child in a grown-up world. You hear about war and terrorists. You hear about killer storms. Sometimes you even hear news reports about child abductions. Do you know what it means to be abducted? If a child is abducted, it means he is taken against his will by someone.
The abductor might harm him or ask him to do something that may
make him feel uncomfortable.
Most children who are abducted are returned safely. A smart and tough team of police officers and special police from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) carefully look for them. Nevertheless, hearing stories of such things can be terrifying. Don’t worry! Our country is doing everything it can to protect you from terrorists, natural disasters and storms. Your parents will try to protect you from any kind of harm or threat from a possible abductor. And you will learn in this guidebook that you can take an active part in protecting yourself as well.
My book is available online through Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble, and through Follett, Ingrams, and Baker & Taylor cataloges. Here is the Amazon link for What Would You Do? A Kid’s Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers.