Re: Who here lets their school age child have a little freedom?
I totally believe "stranger danger" is largely a myth. If you research, child abductions and other violence against children HAS gone down since the 70's when most of us were kids. Only thing that has changed is media. The media hype has made people more paranoid about the few things that DO happen. Its sad. That and people generally don't mind their own business anymore. If I leave my child in my AIR conditioned car while I run in the gas station to pay, I SHOULD NOT have to worry about someone calling the cops. But I do. My kids are safe IMO, and its ridiculous that I should even have to worry about that. The world we live in is only as "BAD" as we make it.