Special signal saves girl – level 2

12-11-2021 07:00

A 61-year-old man from Kentucky, US, kidnapped a girl. A driver saw this girl in a car, and she gave him a special signal with her hand. The driver knew the signal from social media TikTok, and so he knew that the girl was in danger.

The man called the police, and when the police checked the car, the girl was still giving the signal. Police officers did not know the signal, so the girl was very lucky that the man called them. They saved the 16-year-old girl and arrested the 61-year-old man.

When you want to signal that you are in danger, you put your thumb into your open palm or hand. Then you close your other four fingers over your thumb.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Canadian Women´s Foundation developed the signal as a way for victims of domestic violence to show that they needed help on a video call.

Difficult words: to kidnap (to take a person by force), victim (a person who is hurt or something bad happens to him), domestic violence (when people in one family behave badly to each other).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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