There Are Three Times of Day with the Most Kidnappings
This is a serious subject, but good info if you’re a parent . . .
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says there are three times in an average day when kidnappings and abductions are most likely to happen.
In general, they’re more likely on a weekday than on weekends. But here are the three specific times to remember. The first two make sense, but the third one’s not as obvious . . .
1. Between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. That’s when most kids are on their way to school, so they’re less likely to be with an adult.
2. Between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM. So, right AFTER school.
3. Between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM. That’s right after dinner for most people, when kids might be outside playing without supervision.
One of the top tips they give parents is don’t let your kid walk to and from their bus stop alone. If you can’t be there to pick them up, try to set up a buddy system so they walk home with another kid.