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Many parents are concerned about child abduction by
strangers. Although this is a legitimate concern, keep in mind that stranger
abduction is rare. Family members or acquaintances are responsible for most
child abductions. Train your child to be aware of his or her surroundings, how
to identify a threat, and how to react. When children reach age 3, they can
begin to understand some of these basic concepts.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recommends teaching your child
the following tips to help prevent abduction:
If your child is lost or missing, being able to provide
information quickly to the authorities will save them valuable time in
searching for your child:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerThomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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