I recently read an article called, The X-Plan: Giving Your Kids A Way Out. It basically sets out a plan for your kids that at anytime, they can text an “x” and a family member will call them within five minutes. During the call, the family member will say the teen needs to come home for a family matter. This plan is designed to give kids a way to get out uncomfortable or unsafe situations in a discreet manner.
One important component is the agreement that when the teen is picked up, they are able to tell their parents as much or as little about why they texted.
Although I would want to know the details – I think this part of the plan is so important. Teens need to know that they won’t get in trouble and that their safety is your first priority.
However, I will say – there are circumstances where I might need more information as a parent. I think its always important to use discretion.
What do you think? Is this something you would implement in your family?
For more information check out the full article here: The X-Plan.