Taking care not to scare

Unfortunately there are bad people in the world, and not all children are abducted by strangers, sometimes it's people they know or recognise from the community. If you have young children, sit down with them and agree on a 'password' to be used if you are unable to collect them from school, football, dancing, etc. The password can be anything at all. Then if someone ever approaches your child and say's "Your mom told me to come and collect you" your child can ask that person for the 'password'. If the person doesn't know the password, your child should to go straight to the teacher / coach / another parent, tell them what happened, and wait for you as normal. ... Also, ensure your children know your mobile number from an early age. ...