Safety Tips To Help Prevent (Parental) Child Abuction

Safety Tips To Help Prevent (Parental) Child Abuction

1. Know where your children are at all times.

2. Establish a routine for picking your children up from school or other events.

3. Agree on a simple code word for emergency situations. A trusted adult who knows the code word can pick up your child if necessary.

4. Make sure your child knows his or her full name, address and phone number.

5. Have a plan in case your child gets separated from you in public.

6. Tell your children about child abductions in simple and easy to understand terms. Awareness can help them protect themselves.

7. Promote an environment in which your child feels free to talk to you.

8. Listen closely when your child talks about friends or acquaintances with whom they spend time.

9. Empower your child to think about escape and survival.

10. Check with your local law enforcement to find out if there are sexual offenders in your area (or check the Megan’s Law website).

11. Keep up-to-date medical/dental history and finger print cards.

12. Teach your child that there is always someone to help them, and they have the right to be safe.



Jeff Reisig
Yolo County District Attorney
Child Abduction Unit