Hi, I hope it's OK if I share what I recall about this many years ago on the first version of WS. ( different board host and owners, but the posters were nice and smart and did what we do now).
It was theorized, but not proven, that one or more of the slightly older children, likely little girls only, and JonBenet ( whom I refer to as JBR for ease of posting) were part of a discussion like kids have regarding good touch, bad touch, feeling scared of some adults.
During this conversation, one of the other children picked up the phone and showed JBR how to call for emergency help. They actually dialed 911 and hung up.
It was not a prank call because JBR most likely did have reasons to want help from someone other than her parents. She'd been in parades, so she likely was not a bit afraid of policemen.
Some really good points are brought up here about the White family. As far as anyone has ever been able to find out, Fleet White, Priscilla, Fleet Jr., and Daphne were very good people and very good friends to JBR ( and the rest of the Ramseys while JBR was alive).
Fleet and Priscilla's calls for an independent investigation, for the FBI, for a special prosecutor above the state level, everything they did, they paid for not only in the letters they placed in newspapers ( full page ads) but later, through the Ramsey's attorney, Lin Wood, and a groundless salacious campaign to impugn their reputations.
After JonBenet's funeral, there was the alleged verbal altercation between John and Fleet at the Paugh's house. I do believe it occurred but have doubts about the gun part of it.
Until Patsy's cancer returned and it was obvious she was dying, I always thought Fleet would be the one to shine the everlasting light of justice on this case, because he had more power and money than John did. He just didn't have the sympathetic factor on his side that John did ( child died, wife has cancer). Once Patsy was gone, there really was no way to bring justice, at least in the minds of a lot of people.
We could have been wrong, but I believe it was Steve Thomas who had a child tell him something about the kids at the party and how they were all playing with the gingerbread houses and things while the parents and other adults partied in a different part of the house. That's when JBR was tearful and the 6-8 year old girls, most likely, were talking about how to get help in a hurry. JonBenet didn't use the house phones unless someone dialed for her at that age/ stage of development and it was new for her to learn 911.
This totally fits with age- appropriate modesty starting anywhere between the ages of 5 and 6, but in hindsight, we know JonBenet had other reasons to be asking and possibly afraid.
Thanks for reading!