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(WVVA) Wednesday, we told you about the experiment we did involving three area kids.

We were able to convince two to actually go over to a stranger, played by one of our producers, and up to his van.

These kids had been taught not to talk to strangers, but did not heed that advice when the situation actually played out.

Now, you may be wondering, "How can I make sure my child really gets this important message?"

In part 2 of her 2-part series "Stranger Danger," we explore ways you can help them understand the right actions to take.

One tip we learned-- try role playing situations with your kids.

"Talk to your kids about different situations that could happen," says Kristy Molina, a school counselor. 

She also suggests teaching children about the danger of strangers early.

Check the above videos to see all her tips, and what has worked for parents we talked with-- as well as the original story of our make-believe stranger scenario.

 

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(WVVA) - It's a message every kid needs to hear -- stay away from strangers.

In part 1 of her 2-part series "Stranger Danger," WVVA's Kristen Conner puts local kids to the test: Do they follow their parents' advice?

We bring in a stranger, then see how kids at an area playground react.

School counselor Kristy Molina says it's important for parents to teach their kids about strangers early, because not all strangers are harmless.

"A lot of times kids think a stranger is someone who is going to be really scary and wear a mask and dark clothes," Molina said. "They don't always understand that a stranger can be a perfectly nice person."

Would your kids do the right thing when it matters most?

Tune in to WVVA News at 6 to see the full report and share your thoughts with us below:

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