Teaching the difference between good strangers from bad

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Teaching the difference between good strangers from bad

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Why is stranger danger a myth? It's a myth because a vast majority of people that victimize children, are people that the children know. They are either family members or adults that have positioned themselves that gives them unsupervised access to children. What kind of strangers can help children? It's very simple. Almost any woman will help a child in need. Moms with kids are good people for children to go to, if they feel threatened. Other children will help children during difficult times. If they are in a retail situation, they can go to a store clerk or a security guard. They can go to any person who is in uniform, a policeman or a fireman. They can even, for the vast majority, go to men because most men would never hurt a kid, but unfortunately, men tend to be the problem.

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Marc Klaas

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In the aftermath of the Oct 1, 1993 kidnapping and murder of his 12-year-old daughter Polly, Marc Klaas gave up his lucrative rental car franchise to pursue an aggressive child safety agenda. In announcing the formation of the non-profit KlaasKids Foundation in September, 1994 Mr. Klaas said, “we can give meaning to Polly’s death and create a legacy in her name that will be protective of children for generations to come by pursuing the singular mission of stopping crimes against children.” Through federal and state legislative efforts Mr. Klaas promotes prevention programs for at-risk youth, stronger sentencing for violent criminals and governmental accountability and responsibility. Mr. Klaas travels extensively through the United States facilitating child safety events, encouraging innovative solutions and proven programs that positively impact crime, abuse and neglect that plague children in so many of our communities. He also counsels and advises numerous victim families and families of kidnapped children.

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