I tried to teach my kids these things years ago. Don't know if they remember, so I will be refreshing my high school child later. Some of this may sound totally silly but, these are things I learned from experts many, many years ago. * If someone is following them turn around in the other direction. Try to walk on a major road. Try to remember the license plate number. Write it down on the ground if you can with a rock or with a stick in the dirt. IF the situation allows. If you have a phone this day and age take a picture. Try to go into a business tell them that someone is following you. Ring a door bell. Scream I am being followed. Scream get away from me I don't know you. Scream you are not my father/mother. If they are walking remember the shoes more then any other article of clothing. * Teach your children that adults should NEVER ask a child for help. They should always ask another adult. There are plenty of stores and gas stations around here that they can go to for help. If they have to ask a child they are up to something bad. * If you child is taken in a car. Tell them that it is ok to do everything they can to cause an accident. Better to cause an accident then wind up at location #2. Kick the seat. Kick the driver. If there is anything in the car that you can throw at the driver do it. From change to maps. Kick the window. Cause a scene. * Teach them how to get out of a trunk. Most cars today have seats that can go down into the cab. Teach them how to kick out the lights of the car. Teach them how to pull the wires out of the lights.