Hey y'all: My 3rd grader came home yesterday and told me that in his Counseling class they had talked about child molestation and lures some adults use to get children alone and try to take advantage of them. I was impressed with this and am curious to know if other schools address these types of safety issues. We have never discussed the topic in any type of depth (beyond the basics of not going anywhere alone with strangers and how their bathing suit areas are are private and what to do if they get lost, etc...), but my son said his class was pretty detailed. It was focused around "lures" like asking a child to help you find a puppy, offering a child you don't know gifts or candy. The one lure that really made my son feel uncomfortable was about inner circle (family, close friends) lures. They watched a video about an uncle who took some of his nephews on a camping trip - the video detailed the uncle grooming one of his nephews and then eventually getting in the tent alone with the nephew and telling him to not say anything about it - that it was a secret. My son was dumbfounded at the thought that a relative would ever try to touch him inappropriately. He has lots of uncles and just can't imagine them behaving in such a skeevy manner. My son was also curious about why a child wouldn't tell a parent if a grownup was inappropriate with them - that didn't make sense to him. So we had a great long conversation about these things, and I was appreciative of our school helping to open the dialogue.