How to Protect Your Kids from Kidnappers

According to a number of statistics, it is a proven fact that most child kidnappings and abductions involved a distant or a close family member, but then there are also those cases where a stranger might be the predator using your child for his or her own nefarious reasons. While in case of a parent that does not have the custody of the child and abducts his or her own child, the reason behind which is more or less self explanatory, but when a strangers kidnap children, it has been reported that such children would most often be literally used like objects in one of the following ways:

  1. They can be assaulted sexually and then murdered.
  2. They can be kept locked up in the abductors home and be used in whatever way they deem it to be fit.
  3. They can be sold into child prostitution or to wealthy bidders as sex slaves.
  4. They can become part of the child trafficking mafia and be sent overseas.
  5. Some paedophiles or child molesters may keep them in their homes as their own personal sex slaves.
  6. They can be kidnapped for the purpose of organ harvesting and organ trade.

What Can Parents Do To Prevent This?
With all such things being a vital reality of our lives and the world that we live in we have to keep in mind, as parents and as guardian of young and impressionable children that they can come to harm in any way at all. There are too many sick and nefarious people in the world for you to even contemplate and they always do not look like how they portray them in the movies. There have been instances where the people considered the pillars of a society are caught having kidnapped young girls and boys and then have kept them captive in their outhouses and basements only to use them to fulfil their carnal desires.

Here are things that parents and guardians can do that can play a huge role in protecting their wards from the clutches of such predators:

Tell Them About The Dangers
“Why did you tell me there was danger, why didn’t you warn me?”, a dialogue out of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles, is something that is perfectly applicable to a situation such as this. Parents, out of care and ignorance usually do not tell their children about the dangers they might be surrounded with. Maybe they do it out of need to preserve their child’s innocence for the time being for they might not want to scare their children, but whatever the case is such circumstances never ends up being in the favour of the child because they do not know what they should protect themselves from and what experiences should they open themselves to.

Lookout for Them
As a parent it is your duty to look out for your children and to ensure that no harm ever comes to them. In order to do that, you need to look out for them and keep an eye on the people they surround themselves with. There has been a case of a 14 year old girl who was kidnapped by a man who had worked for the family a year ago and kidnapped the girl right out of her bed while her 9 year old sister slept next to her. For reasons such as these you need to treat everyone as a suspect and not trust them even when they have proved themselves to be entirely trustworthy, especially when it comes to your children

Accompany Them Everywhere They Go
When you accompany your children everywhere they go, school, park, mall, their friend’s house, everywhere, any potential kidnapper might find it hard to find a way to get close enough to your child in order to abduct them. Therefore, your presence gives your child an additional layer of protection unlike any other you can give them. Furthermore, a tween or an early teen may be fine with their parents driving them around everywhere they would want to go, but the same cannot be said for teens or young adults, who might find themselves on the receiving end of incessant nagging and bullying by their peers if they catch them being driven around and chaperoned by an adult. For teens, using parental monitoring app might be the best thing you can do. This way, you wouldn’t even have to embarrass them and yet know wherever they are at any given time or if they are okay or not and not lose any sleep over it.

Author Bio:
Addison is a technology writer, security apps adviser and also social media marketer. He writes on latest trends and gadgets check his work on keep your kids away from kind people. To know more about him follow on twitter @addisonalbert55

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