I received this website from a friend. The site is call Escape School and it shows children some techniques they could use should they be abducted, or be faced with a possible abduction. I hate that we have to teach our children to be so afraid, but unfortunately it is the reality of the world we live in.
MAC, what a nice public service you've done for us.
When I saw it, I thought of people who get locked in the trunk of cars (or the boot of the car, for our British friends).
If this nightmare ever happens, there is supposed to be a device you can buy that will unlock the trunk from inside. I'm not sure where one can get one of those tools, but I should try an internet search for it.
Otherwise, you can kick out the tail light with your foot, stick your hand out, and wave like crazy!!! But you must be rescued soon. I'm afraid the police say 'trunk enclosures' tend to have bad sad endings...
I took a self-defense class once but I don't think I would remember any of the moves if I was ever attacked. There were too many things you had to remember to do (for example: position you foot a certain way, grap his wrist, pull this way, etc, etc..). Unless these moves become second nature to you, I don't think they will be of any help when you need them.
I worry alot about my nephew because he is a child who has never met a stranger. He likes everybody and he loves attention (I definitely have to get this child acting lessions - he a natural). Anyway, I'm always telling him to be careful and not to trust strangers, not to wonder away, but he doesn't always listen. It's hard to find a balance - On one hand, I don't want to make him paranoid and on the other I want to make sure he is safe.