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Wood County sheriff says Spring is time to teach 'stranger danger'

The sheriff says with more children playing outside, it's giving more opportunity for predators on the prowl. The sheriff says with more children playing outside, it's giving more opportunity for predators on the prowl.
Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn

WOOD COUNTY, Ohio -- One local sheriff is urging parents to warn their children about not letting their guard down when they head outside this Spring.

Last Friday, April 4, the Wood County Sheriff's Department received a report of two boys in a quiet subdivision being approached by a man driving a purple Mazda.

While the boys weren't harmed, the sheriff says it's a reminder that predators can strike anytime, anywhere.

Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn told News 11, "That's why it's so important for all parents to sit down with their children and talk with them about never getting into a car with a stranger, what to do, run away, who to call."

The sheriff says with more children playing outside, it's giving more opportunity for predators on the prowl.

Posted by LS


Tools

Stranger Danger Quiz : Can your child recognize a stranger? (4 levels of difficulty)

Sesame Street page on Stranger Danger

Specific tips from the CDC. For example, what to do when the phone rings, what to do when the doorbell rings...

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