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Don't talk to strangers! How many times have you said that to your kids? The reality is, most of the time, strangers are not the threat.
Amy Lang, author of Birds and Bees and Kids, joined me in our studio to explain what we should be telling our kids instead. She says 93% of the time children are abused by someone they know. One in four girls will have a sexually abusive experience before they're 18, one in 6 boys.
So don't put all of your focus on stranger danger. Amy offered these top 5 tips for keeping your kids safe:
1) From the time they are born, tell them they are the boss if their bodies. They are in charge of their bodies and no one has the right to touch them in a way that feels uncomfortable pinch, poke, hit, touching privates.