What do I tell my children about this offender?
Avoid scary details. You may know more than your children need to know. Keep information general, as it may protect them from others who try to harm them as well. Explain the importance of avoiding dangerous situations in general, rather than trying to teach them how to be safe from just the one person you know about.

Some basics about this one offender:
- Don’t accept a ride from the offender.
- Don’t go into the home or yard of the offender.
- Tell your parents if this person offers you toys, money, or gifts.
- Try to use the buddy system when children play outdoors.
- Call 911 if your parents aren’t home and you are approached by this offender.

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1. What are the different sex offender levels and what do they mean?
2. Why is the offender moving into my community?
3. If the offender is so dangerous, why is he being let out in the first place?
4. Now that I know a sex offender lives in my neighborhood, what should I do differently to protect myself and my family?
5. What do I tell my children about this offender?