Teach children safety

2016-04-19 06:00

Our organisation has had three separate incidents of abduction in the last week. The one being a 12-year-old girl, a eight-year-old girl and one 13-year-old boy.

It is not to say that this has never happened before, as it does. Parents just handle it but do not always report it to the authorities.

We have to teach our children how to defend themselves by fighting off any potential abductor in certain circumstances. This is not getting better, it is part of the criminal activity in the country. If reported the authorities can work out the hot spots. Put it on social media immediately and warn everyone in your community. Protecting our children is priority one.

Don’t make the pointers too long as children dont’ remember what to do in these situations. Keep it short and sweet like “Stop, Drop, Kick, Scream”. One cannot pick up a heavy child if they are wriggling and screaming and it will get attention.

dessie rechner Director, The Pink Ladies Organisation

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