Most children, especially children on the autism spectrum, accept adults' friendliness at face value. Sometimes it can have tragic consequences. Written by a Deputy Sheriff, this book is credited with foiling at least 22 stranger abductions. Characters Bobby and Mandee explain stranger danger in a way that is accessible, but t frightening, for children. Read it to your child and role-play different scenarios. Create a password only you and your child kw, label backpacks on the inside (so strangers won't kw your name). Strangers can be men or women, old or young. Adults should t touch, give gifts to, or ask for help from children. If they do, don't keep it a secret! Tell an adult! Arm your child with the kwledge that may save his or her life.
Author of the Children's Safety Book series, Deputy Sheriff Bob Kahn has a master's degree in education, taught sixth grade for ten years, and is also a D.A.R.E. instructor. In this last incarnation, he perfected a program he calls Too Smart for Strangers, which eventually became his first book.