The world that our children are growing up in is vastly different than the world in which we grew up. It is very important—even with our preschoolers—to prepare them for their world and not make the mistake of leaving them naïve.
While we do not want our children to live in fear, there are dangerous people that they should fear. Statistically, a child is much more likely to be abused or harmed by someone they know rather than a stranger. To prepare them for any scenario, it's important to provide them enough information without making them oversensitive.
Here are a few simple things that we can teach our preschoolers to help protect themselves.