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My Take: Stranger Danger

Last week, chilling surveillance video out of Philadelphia showed a man attempting to abduct a 10-year-old girl off a sidewalk near her home. While the girl escape with superficial injuries, she did indeed escape, thanks in no small part to the loud screams of her two-year-old younger brother. Thanks to repeated airings of the video, the suspect eventually turned himself in. Sadly, we know that stories like this don't always have such pleasant endings. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an average of more than 2,000 children are reported missing each day, and more than 58,000 are the victims of non-family abductions. While your children shouldn't live in fear, you should make sure they know how to stay safe and what to do if they feel they are in danger. You may think you've done enough to teach your children about safety, but this is one of those topics where there is no such thing as too much information. I've placed links with more information in the My Take section of WAFF.com. Take a moment to review them and then have a frank discussion with your children. When it comes to your kids, it's more important to teach them safety than it is good manners. I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?

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