Working in the security industry, the conversations in my home typically entail security and loss prevention. I recently went shopping with my kids and as we walked into the store, my 10 year old son says, “Mommy, where are the cameras?” I explained to him where the CCTV cameras were positioned and the many reasons why they are used. I continued telling him that some stores invest in them to identify theft and ensure the safety of their customers and employees.
Last week I was in Calgary for a business trip. When I told my kids that I would be away, my daughter says, “We don’t want you to go, but be safe and come home fast.” My son on the other hand, starts giving me a travel security plan. Given that we know a few people in the province – he started naming off a list of homes to go to if I needed any help in Alberta.
Children are astute and listen to the world around them more then we realize.