It's very confusing for children: people who work in shops are 'strangers', yet they are supposed to go to them for help; on the other hand surely not all family friends (or even family) can be trusted with a child - I'm sure there are certain uncles or friend's dads you feel uncomfortable about.
I would avoid the whole 'stranger' terminology, as it is very confusing for children - once someone's given them their name, they're not really a stranger anymore.
Then you can chat, swap numbers, meet up, get Catfished, etc. Has anyone actually ended up with someone this way?
Naturally, I had a lot of questions: What are people doing on here?
Repeat the message Young children learn through repetition, so you should stress the rules whenever an opportunity arises, such as before going to the zoo where there are likely to be big crowds. Teach your child how to find you Start by teaching your preschooler her own full name, then your full name, plus your address and telephone number.
Give your child a card to carry Additionally, you could give her a little card to carry in her pocket or rucksack that has all the relevant contact information mentioned above.
Two-year-olds and three-year-olds don't yet know what a stranger is, or who's harmless and who's not.
Try to avoid doing this as it will only unnecessarily frighten your child. You will need to do this on a case-by-case basis, as while Jack's mum is a family friend, the postman is not. " This question may be prompted by rumours your preschooler has heard in the playground about strangers. Remind her of the rule of immediately going to the person who's taking care of her. " In the unlikely case that a stranger does put their hands on your child, tell her she should shout for help and say loudly that the person is not her mummy or daddy.
Explain to her that a stranger is anybody she doesn't know.
You can point out examples on a typical day, for example, a man at the supermarket or a woman in the park.
Don't move from there until I come to get you".
Tell your child that if she's ever approached by a stranger when she’s not with you, she should go straight to the person who's taking care of her.