Strangers must have tried to lure children into the car

At the end of August, strangers allegedly tried to get three children from Weener to get into their car. As the police press office announced, the incident is said to have happened on August 29 or 30. However, the report was only received by the police on Thursday.

Dark car

According to this, the children should have been approached by a man and a woman on Ahornstrasse around 8 o’clock and asked to get into their dark car. “The children did not comply with this request. The police have started investigating the facts and are asking witnesses for information,” the press office continued.

At the same time, she appeals not to participate in the dissemination of unconfirmed information about the case, especially on social media. Anyone with information is asked to contact Weener police directly on 04951-914820 or Leer on 0491-976900.

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This is what LKA advises

To protect children from potential chatters, the Lower Saxony State Criminal Police (LKA) advises parents to talk to children about such possible situations and prepare them. However, it should be avoided to arouse fear. A foundation of trust for children should be built and maintained so that boys and girls can also report special events at home.

Clear up false promises

Also important: “Children must be reminded again and again that they must not accompany anyone or get into someone else’s car without their parents’ permission,” LKA continues on its prevention website. In addition, children should never approach vehicles, even if they are asked about something, whether it is a man or a woman. In addition, the little ones must be made aware that promises such as sweets or even the prospect of being able to pet a small dog are lies and that they must not fall for them.

Allow to say no

“Children need to know that they can and must always say no to adults,” explains LKA. “They must also be aware that they must not talk to strangers and must not give them any information.” Police advice: The exclamation “No, I don’t want that!” Parents should practice with their children. That said, boys and girls should travel in groups whenever possible, knowing that strangers will never pick them up, no matter what strangers may tell them.

Parents must listen

The parents themselves should listen carefully when their children report experiences, abuse, threats or observations, not blame possible wrongdoing and praise them for confiding in themselves. The police also advise: School bags or rucksacks should not bear the child’s name or address, as the perpetrators can use this to build trust. At the same time, children need to know that in an emergency they can always run away and call for help and not have to hide.

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