Media report says about 180 kids go missing each day in India. Yes, the number is frightening and most of them are kidnapped by human traffickers. As adults, it’s our responsibility to make sure to provide maximum security to the young ones. It also involves making them aware of the looming threat and a way to evade the same.
In a recent incident, an 11-year-old girl from Ghaziabad was walking near the main gate of her apartment complex when a man approached her. This man aged 35-years asked the girl to come with him giving the reason that her father has met with an accident.
Unknown to the man, she had a secret arrangement with her parents for similar situations. She asked the kidnapper for the code word. Yes, the girl’s parents have taught her code word to keep her safe. When the person failed to say the word, she started screaming. The kidnapper fled instantly.
Children are often very gullible, hence teaching them code can actually keep them safe. The way is very simple. Pick any word that will only be used in times of emergency. Only a few people close to the kid will know about the code.
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