Stranger danger was one campaign that created awareness to children about their own safety and talking to strangers. Now, the latest campaign that started in Banglore, India has gone viral due to social media that has parents and guardian being asked to create a password with their child(ren) to protect them from strangers pretending to be family.
This started when a principal of a school got in touch with the parents and guardians by sending out a letter with a simple anacedote of a girl, who’s life might have been saved after she asked a stranger for the password when he did not give it, she used that to escape. The child and mother has agreed on a password if there ever was a time the mother had to send someone to pick her up from school.
The dominoes effect happens to be that we all spread the word, teach other people in our lives from the drivers to the ayis about creating a password with their child, about how to create it and what that can do. Check www.childpassword.com tips on how to create one but here is a simple steps from the site.
You can help prevent your child from being abducted by simply doing the following:
1. Create a special password that is shared by you and your child and
other trusted people. Under no circumstances should this be shared
with anyone else.
2. Make sure your child memorises it.
3. If a stranger approaches your child and tries to convince him or her
to come with them, your child should demand the password.
4. If the stranger doesn’t know the password, your child should refuse
to go with the stranger and immediately alert a nearby teacher,
parent or policeman.