A Childs Safety during the Contact with a Stranger: The Empiric Aspect

  •  Natalia A. Zakharchenko    
  •  Svetlana N. Sitdikova    
  •  Julia S. Kulinceva    
  •  Elena V. Okorochkova    


The given article deals with and analyze the main approaches to safety of a child’s personality during the contactwith an unfamiliar adult through understanding the phenomenon of trust, its substantial characteristics and alsothe conditions defining the children’s trust to unknown adults. The analysis of the literary sources shows that theproblem of studying trust of preschool and primary school-aged children to unfamiliar adults is little representedin psychological and pedagogical researches. The authors mark that the adults’ idea about the level and contentof a child’s trust to familiar and unfamiliar people allows selectively and in proper time takes educational andpsycho correctional measures in order to form an adequate level of trust promoting thereby the personal growthand child’s safety. The child’s utter distrust or, vice versa, trust compared with the majority of children of thecorresponding age can be an indicator of inadequate adoption of social connections system or extremeunfavorable family relationships. In such cases it is necessary to take urgent psychological and pedagogicalmeasures from the direction of parents, educators, teachers and psychologists.The authors described a new toolset of diagnostics and a program of education and correction of children’s trustto unfamiliar adults. The given author’s diagnostic-learning computer technology (DLCT) “Children’s safety”consists of three modules, in each of them the main goals and peculiarities of psychological and pedagogicalactivity of experts at every stage are revealed.

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