Through the Stay Safe Programme, children will learn . . .
- That a stranger is anyone they don’t know
- That most strangers are nice people
- Never to go anywhere with a stranger or take anything from a stranger.
Suggestions for Parents/Guardians
Discuss with your child the meaning of the word ‘stranger’. It’s important to stress that most strangers are nice people and that we sometimes rely on strangers in times of trouble but that, at the same time, there are rules children should always use with strangers.
Ask your child what he or she would do in different situations with strangers, such as if a stranger asks your child for directions or offers your child a lift. Stress that it’s not rude to refuse to talk to strangers if your child feels unsafe.
Discuss with your child the general rules: say ‘No’ – get away and tell.