Name Recognition Lure
Well-meaning parents often mark backpacks, clothing, sports equipment and other
belongings with name-tags. This can allow predators to call the child by name, creating
a false sense of familiarity and trust.
The Name Recognition Lure is frequently combined with another lure, such as the
Emergency Lure. Example: "Mandy, hurry and come with me. Your father was in a bad
For safety's sake, children should not trust or go with someone simply because the
individual knows their name.
Remind youngsters that predators are expert con-artists who make an effort to win
over the confidence of children. If name-tags are necessary on belongings, place
them where they are not easily seen.