We all like to believe we have taught our children well never to go off with a stranger. We’ve talked to our kids about safety and warned them about the bad guys, but how well have these lessons really sunk in? Could your offspring be the victim of a child abduction?
In 2016, almost half a million children in the United States were reported as missing. 465,676 little ones just disappeared one day. (source) Some were runaways, some were taken by non-custodial parents, and others were victims of a child abduction by strangers. No matter what the case, I can only imagine the horror felt by the parents who realized that their beloved child was gone.
My daughter brought this video to my attention recently. It was filmed about a year ago and is an alarming social experiment that shows precisely how easy it is for children to be tricked or lured away.