Manasquan: Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden continues to make the safety of children throughout Monmouth County a priority. The agency’s bilingual Dangers of Strangers program which makes students aware of the Dangers of Strangers in their communities and elsewhere, was presented to students at Manasquan Elementary School on Oct. 21. The program is conducted at schools throughout Monmouth County in an effort to keep children out of harm’s way.
“The safety and security of our children remains a principle concern for my agency,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “That’s why it is vital that children are made aware, and often reminded, about the dangers of strangers. Strangers have a way of luring children into harmful or possibly fatal situations through bribes and false claims such as a family emergency, a fake injury or a lost pet.”
In addition, students learn how to report suspicious activities to local law enforcement by using 9-1-1.
According to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 797,500 children under the age of 18 were reported missing in a one year period of time, which resulted in an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.