Stranger Danger - Vocational


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Definition: Stranger Danger - An idea or warning that strangers can potentially be dangerous.

Key Terms:

  1. Stranger - A person whom one does not know, or not familiar with.
  2. Acquaintance - A person you know slightly, but not a close friend.
  3. Friend - A person you have a bond with and enjoy talking to or spending time with.
  4. Potentially - Can become or develop into something in the future.
  5. Dangerous - Likely to cause harm or injury.
  6. Luring - Tempting someone to do something or go somewhere.

Discussion Points

  • Never go anywhere with someone you do not know.
  • Always meet someone for the first time in a public place.
  • Do not let anyone “lure” you by offering something you might like, want, or by tricking you by telling you a story such as they need help, something happened to your family, etc.
  • Do not give out private or personal information to people you do not know.
  • Someone you meet on the internet, but never met in person, may not be who they say they are. They might be a different age, or even gender, than what they tell you.
  • Teach students to be SMART ure activities can help you to be creative and express yourself.
    • S = Safety
    • M = Means
    • A = Always
    • R = Recognizing
    • T = Trouble

Activity 1: Friend/Family, Acquaintance or Friend?

After discussing the difference between a stranger, acquaintance, and friend/family, students will organize and place people listed on Activity Sheet A between the three categories. For student groups that may need more assistance, the teacher can project Activity Sheet A on the board and complete the activity above together as a class. Afterward, students can be given copies of Activity Sheet A, and come up with their own examples.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet A
  • writing utensil

Activity 2: Stranger Danger or Safe!

Give each student two index cards. One one card, have the students write in red, “Stranger Danger”. Next, have them write in blue, “Safe!”. Teacher will read through the 10 scenarios listed on Student Activity Sheet B to class one by one. Students will hold up if they think the scenario is an example of a safe situation, or a stranger danger situation. Keep cards that are correct answers in one pile, and incorrect in another then total scores at the end.

Materials Needed:
  • 2 index cards per student
  • Student Activity Sheet B for Teachers Use
  • Blue and red markers or crayons for each student.

Script Writing and Animation

Script Prompt: Pair students, and have them take turns creating a movie clip about a potential “stranger danger” situation. (One can be the stranger, the other can be themself, then switch) They can choose one of the scenarios below, or have them create one of their own.. Students should name and record their scripts using SiLAS software, and save the final movie.

Materials Needed:
  • Script sheet for each group
  • Pencil for each student
  1. You are at the mall and someone offers you a free gift card if you go with them to do a survey in a quiet area.
  2. You are outside getting your mail and someone driving by stops, calls you over to their car, and gets out to ask you for directions.
  3. You are walking home from school, and someone you don’t know offers you a ride home.
  4. Someone outside of your school tells you that your mom has been in an accident and you need to come with them immediately.
  5. You are at the park shooting hoops, and someone offers you a cold drink.

Lesson Review

Allow students to complete the student lesson review sheet. Discuss answers when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student


Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Read the list of people below. Identify whether they are Strangers, Acquaintances, or Friends/Family and type them in the appropriate boxes.

Nurse Person sitting next to you at the movies
Mom Babysitter
Man in the park with a puppy Teacher
Ice Cream Man Bus Driver
Cousin Neighbor (you say hi from time to time)
Best Friend Woman with candy
Grocery Store Worker Person at bus stop with you
Uncle Grandma
Police Officer A person you know from playing
online video games with




Student Activity Sheet B

Scenario 1: It is after school and you are sitting on the football bleachers with your friends when it starts to lightning and thunder. Your principal comes outside and instructs for you to come into the school where it is safe until someone can pick you up.

Scenario 2: A person drives up next to you in a car and tells you that your dad has been hurt in an accident and you need to come with them immediately.

Scenario 3: You get separated from your parents at an amusement park, and your cell phone battery dies. You ask a park employee to help page your parents.

Scenario 4: You are walking home from school and a man offers to show you his new puppy in his car just across the street.

Scenario 5: You are jogging around your neighborhood and a woman offers you some water because you look hot.

Scenario 6: You are at the dentist and the dental hygienist asks you if you want a toothbrush and floss to take home.

Scenario 7: You are at home alone after school and someone you don’t know rings the doorbell.

Scenario 8: Your mom cannot pick you up from school today so your aunt comes to pick you up instead.

Scenario 9: You meet a new person online playing video games. This new friend asks you to meet them at a local park in a secret location.

Scenario 10: Your school bus breaks down on the way home from school, and you are the only one left on the bus. The driver stays with you until help arrives.

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: To check your understanding of the lesson, answer the following questions.

1. What is the difference between a friend and an acquaintance?

2. Why should someone you talk to on the internet, but never met in person, be fully trusted as a friend?

3. Name three people that are “safe” adults you can trust:

4. Give two examples of people you would consider an acquaintance:

5. Give two examples of people you would consider to be a stranger: