Danger! Keep away from strangers!

As kids venture out into the world, it is so important to teach them what to do when approached by strangers.

A stranger is anybody you don't know. You might have seen them before or met them before but you don't really know them. Some strangers are "good" & some are "bad" but they all look the same & act the same. On Wednesday, PS51 students learned all about stranger danger from Officer McGruff! He gave them a few important tips listed below: 

-Know your name, address, and phone number. 

-Avoid walking anywhere alone.

-If you think someone is following you or something is not right, get help immediately!

-If a stranger approaches you, you do not have to speak to him or her. 

-Never approach a stranger in a car even if they call you. Just keep walking. 

-Do not accept candy or any other items from a stranger unless your given permission by your parent/guardian.

-Never walk off with a stranger no matter what he or she tells you. Sometimes they may tell you that your parent is okay them taking you. Create a code word with your parents that anyone picking you up would need to know in order for you to go with them! 

-If a stranger grabs you, do everything you can to stop him or her from pulling you away or dragging you into his or her car. Drop to the ground, kick, bite, hit and most of all scream. Do whatever it takes to attract the attention of others who can help you.   

Make sure to review these helpful strategies with your kids at home!!

Thanks to our Art Teacher Shauni Perez!