Playgrounds should be a safe haven for children but unfortunately many are being snatched in board daylight from playgrounds, parks and schoolyards.
Everyone at a schoolyard playground should be recognizable - grownups and kids. If your kids see someone they don't know, they should tell their teacher right away.
Other tips offered by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
- Children should never play alone outside and they should tell their teacher or supervisor where they are.
- Parents should tell their children to watch out for people who appear to be following them on foot or by car.
- Teach your children to stay away from adults who ask them for help. A grownup who needs help should be asking other grownups.
- If a stranger tries to take your children somewhere, tell them they should quickly get away.