Teaching Your Kids to Recognize Stranger Danger

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: If someone tells your child, "mommy's in trouble, get in my car," does your child know what to do?
Air Date: 10/29/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Hill, MD
david hill 2013Dr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School. He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media. In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine, Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as,, and He has three children, ages six, nine, and 11.
Teaching Your Kids to Recognize Stranger Danger
Keeping your child safe from strangers is a big priority and one that you can educate you children to be aware of.

Fortunately, child abductions are rare; although they understandably get plenty of media attention when they occur.

Even though your child should be supervised by a trusted adult at all times, it is still important to teach him to never get into a car or go along with someone unfamiliar to him.

For example, making sure a policy is in place at your child's school where he can be picked up only by his parent or someone else you designate.

Never put your child in the position where he or she has to ask a stranger where mommy or daddy is.

Listen in as Dr. David Hill discusses the big issue of "stranger danger."

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