12 March 2009

Stranger Danger?

Here 's an interesting commentary on Amber Alerts. 
There are only about 115 stranger abductions per year. The vast, vast majority of cases where a child is abducted involve either family members (200,000 - most custody related) or other people who the child knows (80% of 58000 according to the article). 
Definitely suggests we don't need to worry so much about our kids 'talking to strangers'. 
I know I'm a little overprotective as a parent, but I try to let kids be kids without being too paranoid.

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