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If you’re a parent, one of your biggest fears is probably losing your child in a public place — the mere thought of it is enough to induce panic and nausea. But if the unthinkable happens, there are things you can do to help get your kid back safe and sound, and it helps to have an action plan in place before a crisis arises.
According to TikTok user Jess Martini, it’s crucial to “start looking loudly for them,” first and foremost.
“Do not start silently looking for them. You want to look loudly,” she said in a recent video on the social media platform.
What To Start Shouting If Your Child Goes Missing
And instead of looking around and yelling your child’s name — which is what most of us would instinctively do — a better approach might be to shout about your child.
“You start shouting their description while you look,” said Martini. “It’s going to sound like this: ‘I’m looking for a boy, age 5, short brown hair, brown eyes, Caucasian, red Nike T-shirt, black shorts!’ You’re going to keep repeating yourself while you look over and over again.”
Watch Martini’s full video below: