Good News Stories – Children Saved

We teach our children all the things in life to stay healthy, learn well in school and develop friendships.  In our society today, we must add “personal safety and self defense” to the list of training for our kids.  ~ Rebecca AldermanGood News Stories - Children SavedListen to the above audio report from the FBI to understand better how the stats below have changed since 2012.

The U.S. Department of Justice reports:

  • 797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied resulting in an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.
  • 203,900 children were the victims of family abductions.
  • 58,200 children were the victims of non-family abductions.
  • 115 children were the victims of “stereotypical” kidnapping. (These crimes involve someone the child does not know or someone of slight acquaintance, who holds the child overnight, transports the child 50 miles or more, kills the child, demands ransom, or intends to keep the child permanently.)

Good News Stories – Children Saved

The good news is – you can do it, Mom!  These parents did……watch and read below.  You’ll be encouraged as well as pick up some great tips.

Good News Story 1:

Tips:

  1. Teach children to be alert to their surroundings, especially if strangers are nearby or approaching.
  2. Listen for unusual sounds, especially quiet or muffled ones
  3. Alert neighbors, anyone nearby, of what’s going on
  4. Ask others to call 911 if you are in pursuit

Good News Story 2:

10-year-old Willie Myrick was taking care of his pet, a Chihuahua, when he spied some money by a tree. After running over to inspect the find, he was grabbed by a man and forced into a Honda Civic.

“He was cursing at me, telling me to shut up, and didn’t want to hear a word from me,” Willie told WSB-TV in Atlanta. “He said if I told anyone he would hurt me, like, in a bad way.”

Willie said that he kept singing “Every Praise” over and over. It irritated the kidnapper so much that, after three hours of driving around and listening to the boy, not to mention telling him to shut up numerous times, he simply dropped the boy off by the side of the road in East Point, Ga.

Willie went door-to-door, seeking help. An elderly man heard the boy’s story and called authorities and Willie’s guardian.

He was taken to a nearby hospital and examined. He had escaped the kidnapping without being physically harmed.  Read more . . .

Tips:

  1. Teach children to always come get you first before falling for the money or candy trick.
  2. Teach children they can sing or speak a phrase repetively while praying in their heart for God’s help (without God’s help, this repetitious behavior could cause the captor to become agitated enough to inflict harm)
  3. Teach children what to do once they have escaped.  Willie was smart to reach out to nearby people for help.

Good News Story 3:

The little girl was snatched in broad daylight from this parking garage in Houston just steps away from her mother.

The 6-year-old went to look at some ice on a fence nearby when a man later identified as Joaquin Ramos pulled up in his silver Jeep Cherokee, forced the child into the backseat against her will and took off.

Tellez’s mother attempted to pursue the kidnapper on foot before returning to the garage and giving chase in her vehicle, but she quickly lost sight of the man.

Shortly after 4pm, Ramos was captured on a surveillance camera entering the Target store at Memorial City Mall with the abducted girl.

Police say Ramos told Kelly he needed to use the restroom and instructed her to do the same. Once in a bathroom, the 6-year-old told a stranger that she had been kidnapped. The customer informed store management, who went into the restroom and rescued Kelly Tellez, but Ramos escaped the store before authorities were able to arrest him.

Little Kelly was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital as a precaution before being reunited with her family. Meanwhile, the suspect’s relatives saw photos of him and his Jeep on the news that night and contacted investigators with information on Ramos’ whereabouts.

Just before 5am, police officers apprehended Ramos at Memorial Hermann Hospital, where his wife had just given birth hours earlier.  Read more. . .

Tips:

  1. Teach children to stay alert even when close to you.
  2. Teach children to kick, scream, bite the minute captor grabs them
  3. Teach children to stay calm and look for a moment to TELL a nearby adult, even if they’re in a car next to you at a stop light. Go over different scenarios and prepare your child with the ‘what if” game.

 

Isn’t it refreshing to know about these success stories? Let’s go a big step forward in the family trianing process.

You plan for births, graduation, weddings and retirement. Today plan to win against home crimes. You drill your children what to do during a tornado or hurricane threat. Today begin training your kids against threats in the home. Keeping Kids Safe will lead you step by step in developing your customized family plan including a “code word” and “safe room” details. You will learn how to detect the vulnerable places in your home without an expensive expert and how to fortify those weak spots with low budget items that work well until you’re able to add more layers of security devices. Fortifying your home as a family develops an awareness foundation for your children. Then the fun games begin that empower kids without scaring them. All the activities and projects are designed to prepare your family to work as a team to stay safe together.

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Let’s start training and add your family to the ‘unknown’ success list.  You’ll be unknown because you won’t even make it into the news media.  WHY?  Because you and your kids will be ready, alert and preventing such things from happening.  I’d say that would be the absolute measure of total success!

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