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 accident!"

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.

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