Teaching your children how to act like a tree or a rock could save them from a dog attack.
To be a tree means stand still, keep your hands by your side and don't stare into the dog's eyes. People who look straight into a dog's eyes are asking for trouble. It's an aggressive act towards a dominant-behavior animal; it's a challenge that triggers an attack.
People can escape serious injury by curling into a fetal position and playing dead if a dog knocks them to the ground. Curl up into a ball, put your hands over your head, and tuck your knees into your chest. This protects any vital areas that the dog may bite. Running encourages a dog.
Dog attacks are more frequent during summer months. Dogs are just like people; when it's nice out, they're out too. There's more contact with them. Take precautions when walking in unfamiliar neighborhoods. Pay heed to people's warnings, like the 'Beware of Dog' signs. Dogs are territorial.
Household dogs need to interact with children and other family members to prevent the pets from turning on people. If a dog is chained to a tree and isn't part of the family social order, it will attack. The odds of the owner being bitten are usually less than other family members. Parents should teach their children to respect dogs for the very powerful animals that they are.
Dogs have a (predatory) behavior. You can reduce the chances of being bitten by staying calm and not providing the stimulus that triggers that behavior.