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  •  it is more than being "socially aware" - this has (1+ / 0-)
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    to do with protecting children from predators.

    perhaps you missed this story today?  

    furthermore, when i had my rv parked in a very nice "vacation rv park" open to travellers, the "groundskeeper" was a convicted child molester (the 14 yr old friend of his daughter) - he was ALWAYS on the property "chatting up" the young girls on vacation as they rode their bikes around the property.

    tharu's concern is a valid one - the child is at risk by being near a public road.  the possibility of abduction and/or being molested/killed increases when there predators find easy temptation.

    don't believe he should worry?  then check your own neighborhoods to see how many predators live in your own neighborhood.  i think you might be surprised - and, perhaps, might hold your own children (if you have them) a bit closer tonite.

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:14:53 AM PDT

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    •  yes, yes, the perv behind every bush. (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't live in fear.  I didn't as a kid, when I had free run of the bases (and towns when we didn't live on bases - even in other countries) and faced molesters in uniforms and one of my own uncles - and I don't now.  My first run in was at 6 on a post playground - and this was well before the "stranger danger" days.  most molesters are people you know, not some random creeper snatching kids off the street.  And I'm autistic for the record myself.

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      by Mortifyd on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:19:59 AM PDT

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      •  or the one on "every street" that abducted and (0+ / 0-)

        murdered my colleague in 1967?

        how many have to be harmed before you take notice?  caring isn't a crime - and it damned well may help one child.

        we live in different times - when i was small, when you were small, things were very different than now.

        how?

        widespread access to child pornography online (internet, duh)
        nearly everyone has easy access to cars  (not so when i was growing up - usually only one per entire family) and much more.

        the prevalence of child predators may not have "grown" but they sure have easier access now - so, on the off chance that this child is in harm's way, you don't see the necessity to try to minimize the risk to the child?

        a nude kid running around inside his/her home is one thing - running around outside is putting that child at risk, imho.  i care about the child.  nothing else matters, imho.

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:08:42 PM PDT

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        •  okay - re-read your post - and i'm sorry you've (0+ / 0-)

          had bad experiences - still, the problems now are wider - the stranger abductions are more publicized, if not more common.  we had an incident in the bay area where a man grabbed a small child and was only stopped by the mother's screaming - the kid was 5 yrs old.  

          if you google 'attempted abduction of child" - there are over 5 million hits in 29 seconds.  

          that's why i worry and i'm guessing that's part of tharu's concern, too.

          EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

          by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:15:21 PM PDT

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      •  Actually (0+ / 0-)

        my father is a sexual abuser, has a permanent site at a campground, and apparently the owner knows and is fine with it.

        How are the other guests to find out? It really, really bothers me.

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        by LoreleiHI on Tue May 07, 2013 at 09:48:42 PM PDT

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    •   protecting children from predators (0+ / 0-)

      yeah, and we need to make sure women don't dress the wrong way too. After all some pervert could get all excited and unable to control himself.

      •  oh, please. if you don't "get" this discussion, (0+ / 0-)

        at least please refrain from the false equivalencies.

        this is NOT the same.

        just yesterday, three young women were found who were abducted and held captive for ten friggin' years.

        children are more vulnerable than adults and it is the responsibility of ADULTS to try to minimize that risk and danger.

        sheesh!

        leaving this now - i'm getting very annoyed.

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:17:34 PM PDT

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