Blacktown police have called on parents to talk with their children about ‘‘Safe People, Safe Places’’ following the latest case of two young girls being approached by two men.
Last week two 13-year-old girls were approached by two men in a small white car at Reservoir Road.
This was the second case of its kind in two weeks.
The two girls walked past the men and a short time later the men drove their car up to the girls and asked if they wanted a lift home.
The two girls declined and continued walking home, where one of the girls’ parents alerted police.
NSW Police Force ‘‘Safe People, Safe Places’’ messages are:
● Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.
● Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.
● Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.
● Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.
● Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.
● If you are scared and can use a phone, call triple-0 and tell them you are scared.
● If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘‘Go away, I don’t know you’’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Blacktown police on 96719199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.