Tips about 'Stranger Danger' spark after 4 abduction attempts in Metro area

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 1:11 PM

(KMOV.com) -- In the last two weeks, four abduction attempts were made throughout the Metro area. Attempts happened in Bridgeton, Wentzville and two in Ellisville.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates 58,000 children are abducted by non-relative every year.

One piece of advice is vital for parents to help children avoid 'Stranger Danger.'

St. Louis County Police officer Randy Vaughn said parents should stay alert and get involved.

Experts said don't talk to children about 'strangers,' but talk to them about adults they don't already know. experts said children don't know what a 'stranger' is.

News 4 found a couple of good lists of tips for parents and a video parents might want to consider watching with their children.

Illinois State Police Child Abduction Tips

Kids Health Preventing Abduction Tips

Dr. Phil Tips for Preventing Child Abductions

 

For mobile users, click here to view video.

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