keep children within your sight and away from
a possible snatch area ie. by the roadside
children should be watched at all times by
someone mature and trusted
if necessary, bring a trusted babysitter on
teach your children their full name, their
home address, your cell number, how to dial
teach your children to not talk nor go toward
strangers..... practice with them
teach your children not to wander off
give your children an id bracelet
tell your child to SCREAM Fire, Help, Call
911 if someone tries or does take them
tell your child for defense to scratch and
punch at the bad person's eyes ** VERY IMPORTANT
check with your local police for additional
if traveling to a foreign country, find out
from your country's consolate what if anything
to be aware of
TIPS for Travel
the cowardly acts of September 11, 2001, safety
at home and for travel is something to be mindful
you go .......
Do not tell any stranger your nationality or
religious beliefs....it is not their business.
tell trusted friends and family that you will
be out of town.
Have someone collect your mail, take necessary
phone calls, arrange email from afar or have
someone trusted answer it for you.
where you are going..... get maps, clear directions
beforehand. Utilize Mapquest or the like on
the web for directions.
Make sure you know local driving and cultural
Check your security alarm batteries
Have a very trusted person recieve any alarm
calls with the code word.
Have someone Chcck on your home and remove any
advertising materials placed on your doorknob
Have someone wash and move your car around if
you do not have a garage for your car.
You should have a will organized, signed and
witnessed just in case .... otherwise state
the Airport ..........
Do not carry anything that is against flying
rules .... period
Carry good reading material in case there is
a long wait
If you have kids, bring a few games and a few
non-perishable snacks and water in case there
is a delay
luggage tags to a close friend or family member
in your town so that if someone views it they
wouldn't know your home is possibly a good hit
for a robbery.
If you see any suspicious behavior at the airport
or on the plane, discreetly tell authorities
to the Hotel and at the Hotel
Have the hotel arrange to pick you up with a
pre-arranged code word.... for certain foreign
traveling this can be a very good idea
Do not let strangers know your life, if you
are alone or your schedule.
But especially do not let them know your room
to be continued .........
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