August 15, 2006
Article Puts Stranger Danger in Perspective
We have discussed here before the idea that kids are largely car-dependent for the mobility because of parental fear of abduction. An article in the Palm Beach Post discussed this at some length, and puts it in perspective: in 1930, 11% of the population did not make it to age 20. Today that number is 1.3%.
The article discussed the resulting adverse outcomes including negative impacts on trust, play and self-sufficiency.
Let's get all our kids walking to school on safe routes.
August 15, 2006 8:56 AM
Ross Williams Says:
It's simple, people watch too much TV. You aren't going to get people to be realistic about the risks to their children when TV is their reality.
August 15, 2006 2:42 PM
I'd bet that the best protection comes from an observant parent, regardless of where, how, or when someone gets to and from some place.