Terrace RCMP are reminding parents to talk to their children about personal safety following a concerning incident that occurred on Friday, February 21st, at 3:30 PM. A stranger in a green Mustang drove up to a 10 yr old boy on Muller Ave and threatened him. The man is described a Caucasian with a shaved head.
Some key points to discuss with your children are:
1. What is a stranger?
- Someone I don’t know
- Some I know a little or have only seen around
- Someone my parents have told me to stay away from
- Someone my parents have told me is not a friend
2. What does a stranger look like?
- All shapes and sizes
- Dress like everyone else
- Young person, old person
- Can’t tell if a person is good or bad by looking at them
- Could be a man or woman
3. Never talk to, take anything, or go anywhere with a stranger.
4. If a stranger does attempt to talk to you:
- Don’t talk to the stranger
- Leave the stranger right away
- Tell another adult if a stranger is making you feel uncomfortable or trying to make you go somewhere with them.
5. What to do if a stranger gets too close and tries to grab you:
- Yell, scream, bite, kick, scratch
- Drop to ground and fight
- If you are carrying something drop it so the stranger can’t use it to hold you
- Get away and run
- Remember what the stranger looked like and what they were wearing
6. How to be safe:
- Walk or play with another person
- Tell a parent or guardian where you will be
- Don’t change location without telling your parent or guardian
- Be home at set times
- Have a plan with your parent if you do get lost
- Known your full name, telephone number, and address
For more information on personal safety or if you would like to set up a presentation contact Cst. Angela Rabut, Community Policing/Media Relations Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7429.