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How can I teach my children about stranger danger?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Stranger danger should be taught to young children. By age five, children should be taught their parents' real names, address, and home and/or cell phone numbers (also how to dial emergency numbers). They should also know not to give this info to anyone who isn't a teacher or official (in uniform). If they get separated from you for any reason, they should ask for help from a uniformed official, a shopkeeper, or another parent (with children), not another random adult. They should know never to get into cars or accepts gifts or food from strangers.
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