Whilst the risk posed by strangers is rare, it’s really important to make children aware of simple tips they can follow to keep themselves a little safer.
This video on “Stranger Danger” is designed to highlight a few key points, to be used to help you have that important conversation with your child, pupil or class. It is aimed at aged 4 - 11 years. For parents, carers, families, teachers, schools and centres for young people to use to raise awareness and generate discussion that helps children keep safe.
We would advise you to talk about who your safe adults are and where there are safe places near you if help is needed. It’s also important to think about safety on the internet and use of mobile phone apps and games that have ‘chat’ functions as this can be just as dangerous as a stranger in the street.
There is a range of info and support here –
Childline - www.childline.org.uk
NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk
Pride 123 - www.pride123.co.uk
For advice about keeping children safe online, or if you want to report someone who is behaving suspiciously towards a child online, contact the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre at www.ceop.gov.uk or phone 0870 000 3344.
Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video’s in the ’60 Second Security’ series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity