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Keeping your child safe from strangers


As tourists visit Montana and rodeos, carnivals and fairs fill the calender, it is time to think about who you really know. Do you really know someone or do you just recognize him/her from someplace?

While children are often told not to talk to strangers, for a child, the word "stranger" is an odd term. Children do not separate recognizing the person from knowing the person. In order for a child to comprehend the differences between recognition and knowing someone, keep rules simple and short so children will remember them. For example: "Never go anywhere with anyone without permission." A...

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