Thanks to a safety rule put in place by her parents, an 11-year-old girl from the United States managed to thwart a kidnapping...
A technique that saved this childcould also save others. By applying her parents’ advice, who had developed a clever system to prevent any attempts at kidnapping, one girlmanaged to scare the man who tried to kidnap her.
‘A family password’
One day, an 11-year-old girlwas walking near a park in her neighbourhood when a man, in a van, stopped by her side.
A statement on Facebook claimed the man questioned her:
He told her that her brothers were involved in a serious accident and that she absolutely had to follow him.
Remembering the golden rule that her mother had set up a few months ago, the little girl reacted very well. She asked the man in question what was the ‘family password’, a code that proved that the man had been sent by her parents.
Surprised, the kidnapper immediately fled. Following this episode, the child explained everything to her mother Brenda James told ABC15:
It's something we've been doing for just a few months, based on a story I read, which saved my daughter's life
The risks of kidnapping have risen
Sheriff Mark Lamb of Pinal County, Arizona congratulated the family:
We congratulate this child's parents for creating a code and speaking to their children about the danger of strangers. We hope this will encourage parents to have this conversation and create a plan with their children so they know what to do if they are in this situation.
To protect your children from external dangers, think of this simple and very effective method!