Lost Child Safety Tips

If you work as a nanny or au pair your priority is to keep children safe. We have been recommending children safety identification products to protect children in case they get lost. But, we also must prepare children to know what to do in case you are ever separated.

Here are some Safety Tips:
1. Tell children not to go out alone.
2. Have children always tell an adult where they are going.
3. Instruct them to say “NO” if they feel threatened and then tell an adult.
4. Talk with children about strangers and how to identify them.
5. Encourage your children to talk to you about friends and activities.
6. Instruct children on the importance of, and how to dial 911.
7. Identify “Safe Houses” of trusted neighbors where your children can go in an emergency.
8. Tell your children to listen to their internal alarm system and follow their instincts. If they feel funny about a situation – leave the situation.
9. Instruct children to refer trusted adults or officials . Show them their child safety information on their Who’s Shoes Child ID Tags, Safety Tat Child ID Tattoos, or Tig Tagz identification bracelets.
10. If they are in a store or closed area do not leave.
11. Look for personnel or staff in a uniform. (Preferably police or security guard first)
12. Let them know you are lost.
13. Give them your first and last name and your parent’s name and show them their child safety information on their Who’s Shoes Child ID Tags, Safety Tat Child ID Tattoos, or Tig Tagz identification bracelets.
14. Be prepared to give them your address and phone number and show them their child safety information on their Who’s Shoes Child ID Tags, Safety Tat Child ID Tattoos, or Tig Tagz identification bracelets.
15. Tell them whom you were with prior to becoming lost.
16. Be prepared to give a description of what they were wearing.
17. Don’t panic, listen to each question, and speak clearly and slowly.
18. Give as much information as possible that you feel may help in locating you parent or guardian.
19. If abducted teach kids to pull off and drop the Who’s Shoes Child ID Tags, Safety Tat Child ID Tattoos, or Tig Tagz identification bracelets in an easily found place to leave a clue for law enforcement officials.

Comments

  1. In DC and a lot of parents in town let the kids walk to school alone as early as 8 yrs old. Scary.

  2. Yep happens in NYC too! Remember the mom who let her son travel alone on the subways?!!

  3. What bothers me is this morning all the cars have magnets on them advertising what school the kids go to. Plus kids have their names on their backpacks. Such big no nos. I know you are talking about getting lost not abduction but so closely related.

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