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.
One response to “Article Puts Stranger Danger in Perspective”
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.