Smart Girl Shuts Down Kidnapper With Code Word

The would-be kidnapper, who partially concealed his face with his hand while he talked to the girl, is being sought by law enforcement. Other children reported seeing his vehicle circling the same park earlier in the day.

This girl saved her own life because her mom and dad had equipped her with the tools she needed to outsmart her kidnapper.

Parents, we all need to take a page from the Jones’ book and have a code word with our kids. We must tell them if any adult that they don’t know ever tries to get them to go somewhere with them, they should only go if that person knows your family code word. Choose a word that your kids can easily remember, but not one that’s terribly common, of course. has some other great safety tips for families when it comes to prevent abduction; please take a few minutes to go over these with your kids as well.

I’m so thankful this little girl is safe today because her parents thought ahead. I am praying the would-be kidnapper who tried to lure her in is apprehended quickly.

Do you have a “code word” plan with your kids?

Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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