Tips for kids on staying safe from predators

Tips on staying safe

MINNEAPOLIS - In the shadow of the Jacob Wetterling case, a lot of parents have been talking to their children about what to do if they face a kidnapping situation.
 
The Jacob Wetterling Foundation has many resources available for parents and children and tips on how to stay safe; all are educational and preventative.
 
But what if you find yourself in a dangerous situation with an attacker or a predator?  
 
What should you do?  
 
Shon Brown of 'Stun & Run Self Defense' in Minneapolis says, "If you're panicking, they definitely are panicking."
 
You, being the victim. They, being the attacker. That fear the victim feels, could be used to the victim's advantage. 
 
"That fight or flight syndrome kicks in," Brown said.
 
Brown said a victim should make a lot of noise to attract attention if the situation escalates.
 
"You don't want to yell for help. You want to yell something general. That everyone will come running to. Fire…there's a bomb," Brown explained.
 


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