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Empower Your Child Against Kidnappers & Molesters
Dear Empowered Parent,
I sincerely hope you find this information helpful. It can save your child's life. Certainly, do not try to teach all these tools and tricks in one day. Take it slow and easy. Remember, your child probably knows better than you, what a scary world this is.
The right attitude - "Here are some tools and rules to help keep you safe," will go a long way to do just that. Information and education can make the difference in any avenue of life, but especially for Life, itself.
We are stewards over our children. Let us do a good job and not stick our heads in the sand. There are bad people 'out there' who will hurt you, or your child, if they can. I don't like to think about it either... but unfortunately, it's true. These instructions can keep your child safe.
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Yours, for the Children,
Empower Your Child
Against Kidnapping And Molesters
These rules are very useful. Forward them to friends. The information is
excellent. The experts say to begin teaching your children by age four
years. Please go slow and easy and they will not be frightened. They will be empowered.
OUTSIDE ON THE SIDEWALK OR PLAYGROUND
- Never get too close to a stranger. Molesters use all sorts of tricks to get our "helpful" children near to them. Teach your child to always stay on the inside edge of the sidewalk.
Example: Oftentimes the molester will stop for directions, get them from the child, then drive around the block and come back again, saying they forgot, will the child come closer and explain again. This is an old trick and the child often will come closer because NOW..."he's not a stranger anymore!"
- Teach the children that it's okay NOT to be helpful to a stranger. This will protect them.
- If they are grabbed from behind, around the neck and shoulders:
a. DROP DOWN
b. TWIST BODY
- If they are grabbed by the wrist:
a. DO NOT pull away because that's where the adult has strength and it won't work.
b. Instead, PULL DOWN AND TWIST TOWARD HIS THUMB to break hold.
c. Practice this trick at home until it's second nature.
- Experts suggest we buy our child a bracelet that says the child's name on the front, and REWARD and your phone number on the back.
a. The Child can then throw the bracelet out the car window or leave it in a motel room for help.
- To escape:
a. In a store - knock down things off shelves, run, fight, scream.
b. Outside - run into the nearest house and ask for help and 911 call.
c. Parking garage - run between cars, knock against cars and pull on handles to set off the car alarms.
- If locked in a car trunk:
a. teach your child how to KICK OUT CAR STOP LIGHTS for air and to wave out hole. It isn't difficult to do, once s/he knows how.
b. PULL OUT ANY WIRES they can get their hands on. NOTE: If your child is kidnapped, tell the police "My child knows how to kick out stop lights and tear out the wires of back lights.". Then the Police will have a much better chance of finding your child fast because they will stop every car with no lights.
- If child is grabbed and pulled into a car:
a. The front doors may be locked but often, if the child quickly TWISTS AND CLIMBS INTO BACK SEAT, they can get the BACK DOOR OPEN and escape.
b. If car stops at a stop light, teach your child to JAM HER/HIS FOOT ON TOP OF THE KIDNAPPER'S FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR AND RAM THE CAR IN FRONT.
c. Slide down onto front floor and reach up under the dash and pull any wires they can get their hands on. Often this will bring the car to a stop.
d. Jam down on the horn and SCREAM, SCREAM, SCREAM.
e. If grabbed by the coat, TWIST OUT OF IT. If then the sweatshirt is grabbed, TWIST OUT OF THAT.
f. DO NOT BE QUIET OR SIT STILL, even if the molester threatens to shot or stab her/him. That's not part of the immediate agenda. BUT TEACH THEM TO FIGHT FOR THEIR LIFE AT ONCE BECAUSE THEY WILL EVENTUALLY BE KILLED otherwise.
- If kidnapped and kept in a house or apartment near other houses:
a. Flash room lights in an S-O-S signal
b. Clog the toilet with a towel and keep flushing to flood the apartment below.
c. Try every window and door in the house. The child only needs to find one opened escape route.
- If held in an isolated area: teach your child to hide INSIDE the house because the molester will think s/he has gone outside to run away.
a. Hide under a pile of dirty laundry
b. Hide under a sink cabinet
c. Hide behind a trash can
d. Hide in a trash pile or can
e. If the child goes outdoors, then hide behind a bush or large tree (but be sure you really are hidden)
- SOME TRICKS KIDNAPPERS AND MOLESTERS USE:
a. "Hey, kid, will you give me a hand here? Will you mail these letters at the box over there?" But when the child comes to be helpful, s/he must lean far into the car and gets grabbed.
b. If someone tries to grab them into a car.
1. Twist out of jacket to get away.
2. Run in the opposite direction of the way the car is going.
- If someone tries to grab your child in his/her yard:
a. SCREAM AND KICK AND TWIST AWAY.
- If someone tries to grab your child off his/her bike:
a. SCREAM, and DO NOT LET GO OF THE HANDLE BARS.
- If someone tries to break into the house:
a. CALL 911 AT ONCE. DON'T WAIT. DON'T WAIT. DON'T WAIT.
- If you see an abduction, GET THE LICENSE NUMBER, COLOR AND MAKE OF CAR, AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSAILANTS.
- Possible places your child can get grabbed:
a. at an ATM while you are busy getting cash.
b. in an UNATTENDED CAR while you go into the store for ONLY A SECOND!
1. These people could be molesters or carjackers who DON'T EVEN KNOW YOUR CHILD IS IN THERE.
REMEMBER...Molesters use DECEPTION, TRICKS, UNIFORMS, BADGES.
a. like saying they are a GAS MAN or the POLICE.
TEACH YOUR CHILD NOT TO GO WITH ANYONE. EVER!
Very important: Teach them the trick about "Your Mom or Dad have been hurt. They told me to take you to them now. Come on."
Kid Safe: how to protect your family from molesters & kidnappers
- by Joan Bramsch & Pam Coronado
No amount of money can replace a family member. Protect your child & teen by teaching survival tactics, escape techniques and more with information from experts in the field of child abduction.
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