A seven year old in Palmerston was approached by an unknown man last week.
The OPP is investigating after a black four door car pulled over to speak to the girl as she was waiting for her school bus last Tuesday.
It happened on Concession 8 in Mapleton Township.
She ran home and told her parents and the car pulled away.
Police remind parents to make sure you speak to your kids about stranger danger.
If you have any information about this incident, contact Police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Teach your children:
-Their name, age, telephone number, address, city and province.
-That bad people do not always look mean or scary.
-If a stranger bothers them, advise them to run away. If they are followed or grabbed by
a stranger, shout, yell loud and fight back.
-If anyone touches them in a bad way, say “NO”, get away and tell an adult they trust.
-How to contact you, the police, the fire department or ambulance service in the event of an emergency.
-To keep you informed as to their whereabouts at all times.
-Never admit to being alone in the home when answering the telephone. Never give out their name or address to strangers.
-Never invite strangers into the house or answer the door when home alone.
-Never approach or enter a stranger’s car and to always keep a safe distance from a stranger.
-To rely on police officers as their friends if they are lost or require help.
-Never play alone.
Tips for Parents:
-Teach your children to tell you if anything happens that makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
-Children should always carry identification including name, address, telephone number and emergency contact information on them.
– Always keep an undated photo of your child with pertinent information, ie. height, weight, eye colour.
-Keep communication open in your relationship with your children, this will ensure that they will share any doubts or fears they may have.