Things can get scary when it comes to teaching our kids about being safe online and stranger danger, so why not do it with a kids’ book?!
No strangers to Mum Strife, power couple, Kate and Rod Power have introduced us to their 2 latest books that deal with tricky topics: My Device Rules! and My Tricky Eye-Spy!
This couple have set out to address those tricky topics with children’s books that drill in those awkward and scary topics through rhyme. For bigger kids, the books also outline scenarios for discussion.
Stranger danger and how to deal with it
My Tricky Eye-Spy! celebrates how unique every person is. It teaches kids that every person is different – and that is okay. It explains how, while we are all different, it doesn’t mean that every single person is okay – sometimes there are tricky people that just can’t be trusted.
By outlining a few tricky situations, the rhyme drums in one truth: if an adult asks a kid to help them, go somewhere with them or take a treat from them, kids should make a scene and yell out that they don’t know this person.
That’s one thing parents need to remember: who cares about manners or being polite when it comes to safety?
We all said we would have strict rules around how often our kids would use an iPad. Then, we had kids and everything changed. It is crazy and downright laughable how reliant we become on our nifty little devices. I, for one, know that my iPad means I can go to the loo and brush my teeth each morning without the kids hanging from my every limb.
With the existence of trolls, pedophiles and horrors such as MoMo, it’s no wonder we are still terrified about what our kids might come across when we look away.
That’s where My Device Rules! comes in.
This part of the Kids Rule Publishing collection is so relevant for all parents. It addresses so many real problems even adults face online. The book deals with pop-ups, strangers trying to chat and sharing personal information. It even addresses what kids should do if something scary or weird comes up.
What I particularly like about this book and all of Kate and Rod Power’s books is this: confide in your trusted adults.
Three books we all need
The 3 books in this series by Kate and Rod Power highlight 3 major parenting dilemmas we all face. They are scary topics and so vital for us to discuss with our kids.
We buy so many toys and books that don’t deal with the serious stuff. We would be crazy not to add these tools to our bookshelves at home.