Do you and your children have a safe code? There was a lot of talk about safe codes several years ago but it doesn’t hurt to continue to inform since there are always new parents.  Family codewords are personalized and kept a secret. This will help teens avoid dangerous situations, and also protect younger children from abductions.

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According to KXAN, A family in Georgetown, Texas is sharing their story in hopes that other families will create a safe code. A man attempted to abduct their 13-year-old son on Monday. Their son, Daniel Whitecloud, says while he was walking home a stranger pulled up next to him and told him that his mother told him to pick him up from school. Whitecloud, a seventh-grader, asked the driver for the safe code. Obviously, the man didn’t know the code and immediately took off. Whitecloud quickly went home and called the Georgetown police.

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Luckily, his mom gave him the safe code and he remembered it. The police and the boy’s family are so proud of Whitecloud for being a quick-thinker and handling the situation perfectly. His mother, Adrianna Eldredge, said she is terrified that it might happen to someone else and she is urging other families to create a safe code.

Not only did the boy think quickly and ask him for the safe code, but he also thought to get a description. The driver of the vehicle was described by Whitecloud as a Hispanic male, clean-shaven, in his 30’s 0r 40’s and driving a black, box-shaped Honda.