I decided to at least get the word out to possibly prevent something like this happening in your neighborhood by starting with teachers and parents like us and teaming up with nationally acclaimed, award winner author Julia Cook. Julia has helped my class with things like tattling and blurting, but she has recently tackled a much more serious and scarier topic of predators in her new book Smarter Than Scoopers: Keeping Your Child Safe From Predators. If we, as educators and parents can spread this word to our children in the most non-threatening manner possible, maybe we could prevent further loss of children in this manner.
- be SMART,
- ZER”O” talking to people you don’t know very well
- keep people OUT of your personal space
- and always PAIR up.