Over the weekend this video was making the rounds on social media and it scared the crap out of me.
Here is why this video is so damn scary.
If this man walked up to me and asked me what I think my kids would do I would have the same answer as these moms. I really would believe that my kids would run to me and not go with a stranger. These moms had the stranger danger talk with their kids and they were confident that their children knew what to do. Watching their children walk away with a stranger hand in hand must have been heart breaking and terrifying.
I have had the conversation with my kids. I even like to quiz them from time to time. We have a family password and everything. But just like adults we never know how we are going to react when in the situation. I showed my kids this video and we talked about why it was so important for them to see. To remind them about never ever talking to or going off with a stranger no matter what. NO MATTER WHAT. It was also a way to show them how easy it is for kids who have heard the stranger danger talk to forget what the right thing to do is. And I'm not going to lie, I also showed it to them to scare them a little.
Did you see this video over the weekend? Did it scare you as much as it did me?