The experts told the Moscow 24 portal about how to correctly convey to the child the idea that it is not worth talking to strangers, and what to do if a stranger is trying to get closer.
Residents of the west of Moscow accuse the man of child molestation. The driver of a silver foreign car, according to eyewitnesses, lured an 11-year-old schoolboy into the car. The story took place near school 887.
The boy was walking home from school when an unknown man got out of a silver foreign car and offered to sit down with him to, as he called it, look at the old coins. But a possible crime was prevented by a casual witness: a passer-by saw a man trying to put a student in his car, and intervened.
Later, the owner of the foreign car told his version of what happened. Moscow 24 TV channel will check whether he told the truth using a polygraph.
Children are inherently curious and trusting, so you need to constantly educate them. At the same time, it is important not only to speak, but to achieve a dialogue in order to make sure that the child really understands the meaning of the conversation, notes Natalya Karpovich, president of the Child Protection Fund, head of the association of large families in Moscow.
It is necessary to think over and discuss all the most probable scenarios, to disassemble them in detail with the children. At the same time, the expert draws attention to the fact that children should not be frightened. Fear can result in complexes and phobias, which will develop insecurity and further lead to the exact opposite result.
Psychologist, researcher at the Center for Mental Health of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Alexander Fedorovich adds that exceptions and half measures are unacceptable in this matter.
Also, under no circumstances should a child talk to strangers on the street. It is better if he does not answer even simple questions, but immediately interrupts the dialogue. And, of course, a child should not believe a single word of a stranger.
"After all, attackers never speak directly about their intentions. They always start gradually, trying to lull the child's vigilance with questions about the name of this street, how to get to the library, and so on," the psychologist emphasized.
Read about how to keep your child safe at public events in the material of the Moscow 24 portal. This kind of work needs to be done all the time, and not only in families. It is important that these issues are regularly raised in society, Natalya Karpovich is sure.
"We will not do anything alone. To protect children from abuse, pedophilia, we need social advertising that would fully and easily disclose this topic, provide the necessary information," said the President of the Child Protection Fund.
Alexander Fedorovich added that not only theory, but also practice is needed. Children should consolidate all acquired knowledge with the help of various trainings.
According to him, such "exams" are necessary, since children learn practice much better than theoretical knowledge. In addition, this approach will show the weaknesses in the preparation. However, Fedorovich stressed that such tests should be carried out in a mild form so as not to have a traumatic effect on the psyche.
Correspondents of the Moscow 24 TV channel checked whether it is easy for an adult to take someone else's child off the street. The results of the experiment are shocking.