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Stockholm - Safety tips

The saying "better to be safe than sorry" is valid everywhere in the world and the safety rules which we apply in our own country we can apply in Stockholm too. But in all fairness one can say that Stockholm is still a relatively safe city. Schools do not have special school buses and Swedish children go to school by themselves at a very early age and they use public transport like buses and underground (tunnelbana). Usually it is only in front of the international private schools that you see the usual line of private cars delivering or collecting children from school.

To keep children safe, it's a good idea to prepare them in advance.
Teach children their name, address, telephone number and parents' names
Tell them that if it doesn't feel right, it's OK to say NO
Tell them not to get into the car or walk with a stranger. If your child has to be picked up by someone else, make sure you have agreed on a secret code, so they can identify the person correctly.
Tell them not to let a stranger take a picture of them.
Tell them not to approach a car if somebody is asking for directions or claims of having lost a pet.
Do not have your child wear clothing or anything else where the name is visible.
As parents, we should listen to our children carefully and watch for any warning signs they may be giving us indirectly. Make sure you know your children's friends, teachers etc

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