Kids are much safer if they understand what a stranger is, the difference between being together or on your own, and to move away and check first with your adult if someone you don’t know well tries to approach you.
Category: Everyday Safety Plans
These 7 tips address many parents’ worries about how to talk to their kids, make decisions, and develop independence in using public bathrooms on their own.
The first time I encountered people on the street asking for money, I was overwhelmed by a desire to help. I was 14 years old and with my family on vacation in Mexico. At the market, a wistful girl wearing torn clothes approached me with her little hand held out and said, “Tengo hambre.” (“I […]
Like most women and some men, I am a veteran of street harassment. About 40 years ago, I was in my twenties traveling through Europe on my own, wearing a tie-dyed tee shirt and ragged blue jeans, treating the whole world as my friend. Although I mostly had a wonderful time, my trust was dampened […]