We warn them, again, as they grow older of the dangers of strangers; then the dangers of the internet; the dangers of drinking and driving; and eventually even about the dangers of premarital sex. So, so many dangers that I can't even come close to listing them here.
Then, finally, we will need to free them to the big, bad world--when all we can do is hope, hope that they remember what we taught them; that they think smart and act quickly; that they use their common sense; that they be lucky.
For the most part, I feel confident about my children's safety. They're smart. They've got savvy. They follow rules. So, I sleep pretty easy at night.
Then I wake in the morning to this:
"What are you doing? Haven't I taught you anything?"
"It's okay, Mom. It works. I saw it on the internet."
Heaven help us! It's definitely time for some refresher courses.