The organization is updating its blog daily with safety tips as part of New York's Stranger Safety Awareness Week.
Today's post is about trust. The organization offers the following tips:
- Practice making a formal introduction with your child. Pretend that you do not know each other and state your name, and extend your hand to handshake.
- After your introduction, you now introduce your child to a third person. Again, pretending is key here, since you are doing this in a safe, controlled environment.
- Explain to your child that now that Mom & Dad have introduced you to that person, they may now start to trust that person.
For the rest of the tips, check out the item on how children can safely build trust.
Also, here is another item on the importance of creating a secret word with kids.
The Islandia-based Rose Brucia Educational Foundation is the brainchild of Matthew J. Barbis, who created the organization after his 11-year-old cousin, Carlie Brucia, was abducted and murdered in Sarasota, Florida in 2004.