Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Do you have a family password?

We were recently hanging out with friends and some of the moms were talking about a news story where a preschool girl was approached by a stranger. The little girl did not go with the stranger, because he didn't know the family password. Her parents had clearly taught her about stranger danger and how to know when to run for help.

Growing up, we had a family password. It was mostly used when we were staying in hotel rooms. If someone left the room to get ice they would have to say the password to get back in. Ours was a long silly password, but I hadn't thought about that in years until recently. Evidently passwords are used in lots of schools and daycare settings now. I think it's a fabulous idea, so I'm spreading the word to those that may not one in place. 

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