Over of the storyline:
This is a personal project on the topic of "stranger danger" and
educating children on the dangers of you guessed it! Strangers!!!
I need any sort of fun whacky voices that are indeed kid friendly.
Female, Male roles both available
Multiple roles as well, get creative!
I will attach photos being used so if you want to simulate what
characters would sound like you're welcome to do so.
Lines in yellow: Must read
Lines in default color: Not absolutely needed.
Please use separate folders for these two line types.
mp3, wav both welcomed.
Send your Auditions to:
e-mail: dev.future.video and that is using googles email services (prevent the spam!).
Parents want to protect their children at all times, but they can not be with them every minute of every day. Children need to learn how to stay safe, be smart, and protect themselves from strangers and abduction when on their own at school, at play, and even at home. Parents can help children learn what to do when in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation.
The following tips may help parents and children feel safer.
Parents must have the right attitude and approach: Parents must set the right tone for their children. When parents are calm when discussing tough or scary topics, children will be better able to listen and learn. Parents must monitor their own fear and be careful not to alarm their children.
Consider the child's age.
Be aware of specific ploys used by strangers. Teach children not to help strangers look for lost puppies, accept gifts or candy, or get in a car with someone they do not know.
Stranger Danger' is better referred to as a small part of teaching children protective behaviours. It is only a very small part of protective behaviour, as 85 per cent of danger or abuse to children occurs with someone known to the child or trusted by the child.
What to tell your child about a stranger:
Tell your child not to listen to or be near a stranger–rather to move away or back inside.
Tell your child to never ever go with a stranger–no matter what the stranger says.
Tell your child that strangers may make up sad stories, like looking for a lost pet, needing help with a sick child, or needing directions.
Tell your child that a stranger should never be believed, no matter what they say.
Tell your child that strangers may offer treats, gifts or lollies for 'helping'.
Tell your child that you will never send a stranger to collect them. Make a list of the only, known people, you would send to pick them up.
Tell your child to go immediately back inside and ask someone they know if unsure.
Practice makes perfect
Having explained 'stranger danger' or protective behaviour you might breathe a big sigh of relief. However, let's not relax just yet. Research shows that kids often can quote what mum or dad said very well, but when placed in the situation, they more often still give in.
Active, protective behaviour
Teach your child never to wander off or go out of sight.
Teach your child to always walk with and stay with friends–to never go alone.
Teach and practice saying NO loudly and repeatedly, if they are unsure.
Teach your child to yell HELP, as loudly and repeatedly as possible, until they are heard. Predators hate noise and attention.
Teach your child to find a safe adult (a policeman or a mum with a stroller) or a safe spot (if they are fearful) such as a school, shop or safety sign. However, don't tell your child that all uniforms are safe as some predators may be wearing a uniform.
A healthy balance
Assure your child that most adults are loving, caring and trustworthy.
Discuss good, safe and friendly people in the world, to avoid fear of all adults.
Encourage your child to 'tell' if they even think they came across a stranger.
Encourage your child to 'tell' if they felt scared, unsure or uncomfortable ('yucky' with any adult).
Affirm that you will be happy and praise them for 'telling'–that they won't be in trouble.
Affirm that you will listen and believe them.
Basic protective safety for parents
Always know where your children are.
Keep your kids within your sight or supervision.
Non stranger danger
Be alert to behaviour or interaction, from a relative or friend, that makes you or your child feel uncomfortable.
Finally, keep 'danger' in balance. While being alert and pro-active with protective behaviours, remember that a child's world is full of safe, wonderful and positive events.
What Is a Stranger?
Until you get to know these people, they're strangers to you and they should be strangers to your child. Teaching your child to know the difference between strangers, friends and acquaintances is imperative. Unfortunately, it can also be very confusing for a child.
Who Is a Stranger?
As a rule of thumb, your child should consider everyone outside of your immediate family a stranger unless you say differently. Your child should never go somewhere with anyone, including relatives, unless you have given specific permission.
Who to Trust
Teaching your child to trust you is the important lesson. Make sure your child knows that you would never cause him harm or allow him to be in a situation that's dangerous. This will help them feel safe with the choices you make.
Recognizing a Lie
Teach your child that anyone who does something and then says, "Don't tell your parents," is not a friend. Give your child the confidence to tell you about anything, regardless of embarrassment, shame or what someone else might have said. Make a point of talking to your child each day about what went on at school or with friends and you'll open the door to healthy communication.
Kids should learn to avoid strange cars that pull over near them. Never stop to give a stranger directions, never accept a gift or a treat offered from a car and never offer to help a stranger look for a lost puppy or kitten. If a child feels threatened, she should scream as loud as she can and run away.
Some strangers will try to impersonate friends to gain the confidence of children. They'll say, "I'm your Dad's friend," or "I work with your mother." This can be very confusing to children, particularly if they've been taught to trust their parent's friends.
To avoid a dangerous situation, teach your child and everyone who you trust to be with him a password. Make it something simple enough for kids to remember but hard for others to guess. When someone unfamiliar offers a ride, have your child ask for the password. If the person doesn't know it, the child should not get in the car.
Stranger Safety Rules for Children
Trust your parents
Obey your parents
Know the correct terms for body parts and the importance of keeping "private parts" private