Introduce the Concept of Talking to Strangers
Children are usually ready for this discussion when they are around four years of age. You may begin the discussion by asking your kid if they know who a stranger is. If your children are not sure, tell them that a stranger can be anybody they do not know.
To avoid scaring children, highlight that a stranger is not necessarily a good person or a bad person. They are just someone they don’t know. Hence, it is best for them to exercise caution and stay away.
Introduce Trusted Adults to Your Child
Share with your children a few trusted friends of yours or adults they can seek out if they need help. They can be another trusted relative, teacher, or school counselor.
Set Rules About Talking to Strangers
Set rules about how to talk to strangers. Parents should teach older preschoolers that if they are approached by a stranger, they should go straight to the trusted adults that you’ve identified.