Shopping can be enjoyable for all if we practice good safety habits. Our
children will follow our example.
Explain to your child where you will meet in case you are separated. Make sure
they know where security is located and how to identify a security officer.
Teach your child about strangers and what to do if someone approaches them.
Teach them not to talk to anyone they do not know. If someone tells them you
sent them to get him or her, it may be a trick. Have a secret password that only
you and your child would know. In an emergency the person sent would know the
password. Teach your child not to discuss the password with anyone else.
Do not allow your children to go to the mall alone until you both agree that
they are mature enough to handle any situation.