(HealthDay News) -- Worried parents can take steps to help
protect their children from abduction, the American Academy of
The academy offers these suggestions:
Keep a close and constant eye on your child when you're out
Talk to your child's preschool about its safety policies.
Make sure your child is always supervised by a trusted
Teach your child that he or she should never go with a
stranger, even if the stranger asks for help. If approached by a
stranger, the child should know to run, yell loudly and seek
immediate help from a trusted adult.
Always check references of babysitters and nannies. Seek
references first from your friends and family.
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