The three self defense tricks that all children should know
But the move everyone should know, and use first when in an unarmed confrontation/kidnap situation is the eye gouge. The key thing to remember is place the hands in a prayer like position in front of your face, gain the attackers eye contact, ask a question like, "Will you let me go, " then strike. Drive the fingers/thumbs into the eyes with the goal being to touch the back side of the skull, then run.
Bringing the hands in front of the face brings them very close to the attacker, reducing the distance to the strike. eye contact focuses the attackers eyes on your eyes. Asking a question requires the attacker to intellectually process your query, which is a substantive distraction to his focus on you physically. Then, immediately strike. Do not move the hands down, or back, or "coil" them to strike. Strike directly from the prayer position using thumbs since they are stronger, to pierce through the corner of the eye where the tear duct is (the thumbnail should touch the nose bridge as it enters the tear duct area), press the thumbs through to the very back of the eye in a scooping motion. End by ripping the thumbs to the outer corner of each eye attempting to rip the eye from its socket. Run.
Not one of the moves here will result in the attacker being stopped for anything more than a few seconds. No small child can kick to the crotch hard enough to even phase a serious attacker. Breaking a wrist grip may be a good start but it does not stop the individual from chasing. The eye gouge makes it impossible for the attacker to see, making it very difficult for him to chase. The pain, and natural fear of blindness temporarily distracts the attacker, and dissuades most of pursuing. If done correctly it can leave permanent eye damage, and if done forcefully by an adult can cause serious brain damage, potentially death.
If the attack is serious, respond seriously.