What’s really ironic about all this emphasis on perverts is that it’s making us think like them.
I’m curious if there are countries where this stranger danger insanity has not (yet) taken hold?
The great irony is that not only does this paranoia make children *less* safe, as the article points out – it’s also a terribly damaging mental attitude to foster in a person. Ask yourself, if a child is raised with the assumption that anyone they don’t know is probably a predator, how are they going to feel about immigrants as they get older? How are they going to feel about being part of an international community? What will they do when their government says they must strip for the porno-scanner or The Strangers (terrorists) will get them?
We raise a generation of distrustful kids at our great peril.