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Child Lures Prevention: Parents Reconsider Their "Stranger Talk"

KRBC is launching an effort to make the community more aware of what child abductors do to entice their victims.
A child draws their depiction of a bad guy, "His clothes are all dirty, he has hairy legs."

Another child adds, "He has a mustache."

But what do they really look like?

"Unfortunately, a lot of times, it's not a stranger at all," says Jamie Miers.

Tina Haywood, an AISD counselor adds, "They probably are very friendly, look just like you and me and we would never know that until we are asked to do something that is against what we know and believe."

We showed a preview of this 10-part series to Abilene educators, parents and grandparents to see just what they thought.

Royce McIver says, "It shows you how easy it could happen."

Tawnya Morales says, "Definitely gave me goose bumps. It was amazing at how fast somebody could just talk your kids away."

"I would really look forward to seeing the whole series," says Miers.

The news series shows how easy it is for kids to be tricked into doing something they are not supposed to do.

"I'm a school teacher, I'm a principal, I'm a police. I speak as a doctor, I speak as a person in the know. So we follow these people because we all want to feel secure with someone we feel that can protect us," Jesse Jones explains.

Which made some parents in the group question what they have taught their children.

Miers says, "It kind of made me think because he's very outgoing and very outspoken and he talks to everyone."

"My son is four and I tell him all the time, don't talk to strangers, don't let anybody touch you," says Morales.

But every parent knows, kids will always be kids.

Morales adds, "I'm like okay, well what did she tell her daughter to give that kind of fear that you don't even talk to them or look at them, no matter what they look like."

Child Lures Prevention is a series that you will not want to miss.

"It's something so important that you can't overdo the training to protect our children," says McIver.
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