Mariah Moore, Onaway High School Onaway Michigan Filipino Weapons Demo

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Stranger Danger!!!!!! TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL!





Me Performing for the Cherry Valley Girlscouts and teaching Stranger Danger/Safety awareness.


Can I have your autograph! You won't believe what and where they wanted me to sign! Their mom's are going to have their hides!


A LESSON TO ALL PARENTS OUT THERE! I PLANTED STRANGERS IN THE CROWD WHO MINGLED WITH THE GIRLS (NEARLY 200 OF THEM). THEY WERE INSTRUCTED TO TALK TO AS MANY KIDS AS THEY COULD. CARE TO GUESS HOW MANY SAID "NO" TO MY STRANGERS? ONLY 2! MY MOM WAS ABLE TO CONVINCE ONE LITTLE GIRL TO TAKE HER HAND AND WALK HER TO THE BATHROOM. A GROUP OF 7 LITTLE BOYS GAVE THEIR NAMES AND AGREED TO HELP FIND MY LITTLE BROTHER WHO MY MOM SAID WAS "LOST". ANOTHER GROUP OF ATLEAST 10 LITTLE GIRLS GAVE THIER NAMES AND HELPED MOM FIND HER LOST PUPPY! OH MY GOODNESS! TEACH YOUR CHILDREN! TEST YOUR CHILDREN! THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHO IS A STRANGER AND NOT TO TALK TO ANYONE THEY DON'T KNOW AND KNOW WELL!


I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I WANT TO SAVE LIVES. I WANT TO TEACH KIDS HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. NOT ONE MORE KID SHOULD DIE OR BE HURT AT THE HANDS OF A STRANGER!


I WILL BE HAPPY TO TEACH TO ANY AND ALL KIDS! THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT THE WORLD IS NOT SAFE AND THERE ARE BAD PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WANT TO HURT THEM. THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND HOW TO STAY SAFE! KIDS UNDERSTAND OTHER KIDS, I DON'T TALK AT THEM OR DOWN TO THEM.........I AM ONE OF THEM.

5 comments:

charles said...

Amen Sister!

...now about my lost dog...I think I saw him over there, behind that van...

;-)

Bobbe Edmonds said...

Well done, Mariah.

Hawke said...

References to Help Kids:
http://www2.oprah.com/presents/2005/...ety_main.jhtml

http://www.kidsafenetwork.com/page.t...id=commonlures

http://www.saferchild.org/gavindeb.htm

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/chil...al_neglect.htm

Anyone else have any links that can help kids be safe?

Hawke said...

I remember seeing an Oprah show where a man (Ken Wooden) told Oprah how predators that feed on children get their attention and lure them away. The parents of the kids were aware of the situation and gave their consent believing that their kids will not follow the stranger. Mr. Wooden used the "I lost my puppy lure" and he had a flock of kids following him. The parents were all shocked. Some of them even mentioned how they practiced this scenario over and over.

What methods do you use to protect your kids?

A MA I know in class taught his kids that if he slaps his chest they need to drop. This focuses attention to him and away from his kids.

Some companies are coming out with a GPS for kids.

How can parents go over the common scenarios so that they will work?
-Never talk with strangers (no matter what they look like)
-I lost my pet
-Can you help me
-Asking for directions
-Using a stranger's cell phone to call home
-Chat rooms

Do you use the local news to create a scenario with your family?

Do you have a plan already laid out in case of a robbery?

Do you play games that help children become more aware of their surroundings?

If something seems wrong with your child are you aware of warning signs? When I used to work with kids I had to take classes on child abuse and what to look for.

Wish we lived in a peaceful world where everyone especially children are safe.

Keep up the good work Mariah!

Hawke said...

The links I sent to for parents to use to help kids did not get through and got cut off in the middle.

I made a post in MartialTalk.com with the links that work.

Here is the link on the post in MartialTalk.Com with the working links:
http://martialtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=51291

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