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Ten most common lures used by child abductors

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Teaching your children about risks

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Even today, far too many children are lured by adults with malicious intent. Would-be abductors prey on children’s innocence in order to gain their trust. Whether playing at the park, going to-and-from activities, waiting for the school bus, chatting on-line or simply hanging out with friends, it is crucial that children remain vigilant at all times. 

The Missing Children’s Network suggests that parents make safety education an ongoing dialogue in their homes. Safety education helps build a child’s confidence and prepares them for dangerous situations that they may encounter. It is possible to empower children with age-appropriate information without inciting panic or fear.

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