Teach your children how to avoid getting lost


Because of their hyperactive and curious nature, it is easy for children to get lost when traveling with their parents or relatives to crowded places such as markets, supermarkets, parks, entertainment centers... Parents can guide them. children some skills to avoid and cope when lost.

Life skills education is one of the essential values taught at Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) to help students adapt to the changes of both natural and social environment or to train them for the sense of vigilance and self-protection. Below are some of the common dangerous situations and useful reaction techniques, such as how to say “no” to temptation, how to manage themselves when getting lost or being kidnapped or abused. They are really useful and practical skills that parents can apply to guide their child(ren) with VAS’s support and cooperation.


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With the traits of curiosity and activeness, children may easily get lost when going, together with their parents, to such crowded areas as markets, supermarkets, parks, and entertainment centers. They, therefore, should be provided with some ways to react whenever they get lost.




Avoiding getting lost

  • Remember cell phone numbers of parents and at least one desk phone number of a relative called daily (paternal or maternal grandparents, etc..).
  • Always hold parents’ hands when being at crowded places
  • Agree on a meeting place if lost
  • Know your parents’ friends or colleagues to avoid being seduced.
  • Be curious, lose attention when traveling with parents.
  • Separate from parents without permission

What to do when getting lost

  • Crying / call out loud to attract attention
  • Stand at an easy-to-see place for parents to return and pick up
  • Find order and security staff, cashier, police, etc. (people in uniform) to ask for help (calling home or parents, over loudspeakers ...)
  • Panic
  • Listen to strangers
  • Look for companions alone.

(Sourse: VAS’ Life skills Program)