Every 40 seconds in the United States, a child becomes missing or is abducted, according to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC). And while the vast majority of kidnapping are committed primarily by parents –– specially during custody dispute, 24 percent of kidnapping cases are perpetrated by a stranger to the victim.
The first step in protecting your child from potential abductors is to know what you’re dealing with. Stranger kidnapping victimizes more females than males. It occurs primarily at outdoor locations, victimizes both teenagers and school-age children, and is associated with sexual assaults. This is the type of kidnapping most likely to involve the use of a pet or other children to lure the victim.
Most parents like to think their child knows what to do when a stranger approaches. But this bone-chilling social experiment shows the dangers of leaving your child unattended. All of the kids in this video had been repeatedly told to avoid strangers, but instantly forget their training when presented with a cute puppy.
This is truly revealing. Please share this with friends with young children. Even if you’ve told your kid what to do, it’s startling to see how easy kids can get distracted and follow a total stranger!