Anyone who is a parent knows about how difficult the struggle to keep your children safe when you are not around can be. On any given day children are faced with numerous challenges, threats and peer pressure. It seems like almost everyday there is a new story in the news about child molestation or kids shooting up their schools or kids shooting other kids. This is enough for a parent to want to lock their kids in a plastic bubble and never let them leave the home. But, we as parents know that although we do not want any harm to befall them we can not restrict them to the nest or they will never become strong minded adults. That is why it is our duty as parents to give our children the tools to protect them whenever they leave home. Hundreds of kid napping occur each year in America and there are thousands of missing kids reports everywhere you look in news papers on buses, street lamps, and milk bottles. So it is important your children know what to do when facing a stranger, make sure to not only teach them about the basics like not talking to strangers, and not taking candy from anyone you do not know but, it is also important to teach them other things like a secret word because surprisingly in most kid napping the child knew the person before hand.
When violence in schools occur more often then not there where children there that knew before hand but did not for which ever reason speak up at the time so make sure to instill in your kids head exactly how important it was to report to their parents and the school about any potential threat. Peer pressure is something that occurs everywhere in every school across America and it is tough to deal with because our children want to fit in and we want to see our children fitting in with their peers but, as of recently peer pressure has started to lead to tragic behavior an example of this is the two girls that committed suicide together on a train which could of been three tragic losses if the third girl would of went through with it. Which is why making sure your children know the difference about right and wrong and know exactly how far to take things and when things are getting out of hand. It is a shame because we look everywhere for a hand book or some type of guild lines of how to protect our children but the truth of the matter is that we can not always protect them and no matter how good of a parent you may be tragedy can still strike but, what we can do is instill good moral values in our children and just hope for the best.