-Walk or drive the route to and from school with children, pointing out landmarks and safe places to go if they're being followed or need help.
-Remind children it's alright to say no to anything that makes them feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.
-Practice "what if" situations and ask children how they would respond.
The Missing Children Clearinghouse documented 72 family abductions in 2012 and 12 non-family abductions. There were also 62 attempted abductions. Of incidents in which the outcome is known, 53 percent involved the children being able to walk or run away with no physical contact occurring.