It's also important to reassure children that not all grown-ups who aren't their parents mean them harm.
This is vital to their development because they should also learn to trust other people but it should be a knowledgeable kind of trust.
The case of a 3-year-old girl who was raped and killed in early 2015 sheds light on the dangers of public places even during the day.
Reports say that the suspect found the little girl wandering alone in the public market. The victim's mother, Marivic, 33, told police that they had gone to an eatery in the market for breakfast.
She went to the comfort room for a while but when she came out, her daughter was nowhere to be found.
After she quickly told her husband and reported her child missing to the police, witnesses claimed they had last seen the little girl with a known drug addict, Ramelo Hawgin.
Hawgin later admitted to the heinous crime, and after a medico-legal examination confirmed it, he was charged with rape and homicide.
When in public places, kids should remember these things.