Social Etiquette – Keeping Our Children Safe

  Empowering our children with the knowledge they need to keep themselves safe.  We live in a crazy time. So much is at our fingertips, whenever and wherever we want it, and it seems there are daily advancements in the world of technology that make our world a smaller place. In light of these changes and constant developments, we must now consider a new approach to teaching our children social etiquette. We are raising our children in a world where “friends” are no longer those they have made at school, but people from all over the world that they may share a common interest with. There is a real need for a new perspective on the way we teach our children how to handle different kinds of social situations. By equipping our children with a modern approach to social etiquette we are teaching them information designed to keep them safe and happy when interacting with the outside world; whether that is a stranger who approaches them as they walk home from school, or someone they engage with online. As a loving parent, it is absolutely natural to worry and to strive to protect your child from the hazards of certain social situations. Here are some examples of safety topics you might discuss with your children. Travelling Alone – When traveling on public transport, teach your children to sit next to other families. This is a simple way to ensure your child won’t be targeted as looking vulnerable.  Also encourage your children to adhere to the same route to and from home every time. Handling Strangers – Teach your children that...