Job Lure

The offer of a job or errand may be just a trick to abuse or abduct a youngster. Even college students are attracted by the promise of high paying, interesting or fun jobs. Phony interviews are often scheduled in secluded locations or advertised with only a post office box.

Explain to your child the importance of getting parental permission before agreeing to perform any chore or job, including yard work, light construction, or helping with packages/groceries.

The safest employment is with known and established businesses. Accompany older youngsters on job interviews and obtain details on the employer, location, and hours to be worked. Potential babysitting clients should have references. Use them and check in periodically with your child.

Extra caution should be taken when selling or collecting door-to-door. Youngsters should never enter someone's home unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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