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Child Lures: Assistance Lure

<span style="font-size: x-small;">In our continuing Child Lures prevention series we examine one of the most effective, the assistance lure. </span>
In our continuing Child Lures prevention series we examine one of the most effective, the assistance lure.

We demonstrate how easily someone can take advantage of a youngster's helpful and trusting nature.

Child safety expert Ken Wooden explains why this lure is so effective.

"You short circuit your basic instincts, only for a moment," said Wooden.

The solution for kids is simple, as Wooden demonstrates with these elementary school

children.

Wooden said practically anyone, at any age, could be a victim.

Ken Wooden said, "They guy doing the luring, the guy doing the pulling, has an adrenaline, sexual rush that he will get you through the car window. And the car becomes a cage and he becomes the animal he really is."

Tell your children that as a general rule, adults should ask other adults, not children, for help.

Give your youngsters permission to ignore requests for assistance or offers of uninvited help, especially if they feel uneasy about the situation.

If approached by someone in a vehicle, children should stay three giant steps back - and be ready to run in the opposite direction,

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