Child safety expert Ken Wooden approaches some young kids and tells them, "We're doing a video tape. Just Say No to Drugs. We pay $50 for our interviews."
The two teens are being tempted into a dangerous situation with the promise of fame.
The man doing the luring is safety expert Ken Wooden and he's about to teach these teens a valuable lesson.
Wooden said, "Just come over here. Don't tell me now, wait until the camera's rolling.Get right close to the mic. Right here."
With a simple shove in the back, these two teens could go from T.V. stars to a predator's next victim.
Another lure can start by using a bogus business card. Wooden tells this teen to meet his crew at a car down the road. Even taking the card is a dangerous decision. Wooden could have easily pulled this teen into the car with him. Wooden says the pre-teen age is usually the target of child predators and the ego
The lure of being on T.V. is so strong. The two teenagers say many fall for it when approached right on street. Inform your kids that not all compliments are genuine. Sex offenders use fl attery to groom victims into abuse or abduction. And appeals to our ego can quickly cloud judgment. Wooden says it's important to alert children that no one should take their picture, or videotape them, without clothing. He says to remind kids not to take or post inappropriate images of themselves, or anyone else, online or electronically.