THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Kids are outside a lot more during the summer. And Thomasville Police say that's when they're most vulnerable.
Police say it only takes a moment for strangers to approach and gain a child's trust.
That's why they're urging parents to keep a closer eye on their kids when they're at a public park or even playing in the yard.
"We want to make sure that children also are able to recognize danger. We want to make sure they know not to talk to strangers and these are some of the things that parents and grownups should tell children," says Lt. Eric Hampton with the Thomasville Police Department.
Police also say it's important to watch others while you're watching your child.
You may be able to spot someone suspicious and report them before they have a chance to do something illegal.