With the recent discovery of Amanda Berry, Gina De Jesus and Michelle Knight, many parents of children that are still missing are feeling a little bit of hope. However, the story behind the captivity of these once missing women is still unfolding. So far, there are several gruesome details that have been released. At this time, these details are only lessened by the fact that these three women are still alive. But what will the future hold for them? Will they ever be able to trust another person? Will they be able to form meaningful relationships? Will they be able to move on after 10 years in captivity?
The world we live in is not as safe as many of us would like to believe. Unfortunately, it is full of dangerous people. In fact, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, three children go missing for every two minutes that pass in the United States. As parents, we need to be vigilant in protecting our children. Safety starts with education. Ensuring that you talk to your kids about the true dangers that exist may just save their lives. Below is an infographic that you can use to discuss the topic of strangers with your children. This particular infographic also discusses guns, so do take the time to talk to your kids about those as well. Education and planning are essential to keeping your children safe and there’s no better time than now, while your children ARE safe, to talk about this.
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