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"Make your children aware of stranger danger"

With all the recent reports of children being abducted and killed, CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to parenting expert Nikki Bush about how parents can keep their children safe.

She says parents need to have conversations with their children about what is going on the world around them from a young age. Common sense still applies, she says.

We do need to make our children aware of stranger danger and we need to start that at the very young age.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Bush says parents who drop off their children at shopping malls or play dates without supervision are asking for trouble.

It is not everybody out there who's got the best interest for our children.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

There is also intuition and gut feeling that we need to instill in our children.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

She says it is not only on the streets that children can be taken advantage of but also online. Children can be lured to meeting people that they have met online and parents need to have that conversation, says Bush.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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