Stranger Danger
Stranger Danger

A stranger is anyone you don’t know very well or you have never seen before. A stranger can look like anyone! They might be a man, woman, boy or girl. They might be old or young, tall or short.

Most people are kind and helpful, but until we know a person can be trusted we should be careful around strangers.

If a person approaches you that you don’t know you should go and find your mum, dad, grandparent, teacher or another adult you trust. If a person you don’t know tries to give you something, like sweets, or asks you to do something, like get into a car, you should always say no.

Staying safe is very important. If you feel frightened by a stranger you can shout “No!” at the top of your voice to get attention, or go and find an adult you trust straight away. Even if you are with a friend you should always stay away from strangers and say no to anything they give you or ask you to do.

If a stranger comes to you, you can say:

“No thank you.”

“I’m going to find my mum now.” (or teacher, dad, and so on)

“I’ve been told not to talk to strangers.”

Make sure you tell an adult you trust (like your teacher or mum) that a stranger was talking to you.

Remember, that strangers are people we don’t know in real life, and online. If someone chats to you over the Internet that you don’t know, or asks you to add them to your Facebook page, they are still a stranger and you should follow the same steps as you would in real life and say no, and tell an adult you trust.