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What It Takes, Security-Wise, To Visit a School

. From a parent whose kids go to public school in an affluent area in Alabama: Dear Free-Range Kids: Today I had to surrender my license for the privilege of going into my kid’s school to help on a band project on this day. Because we all know that a bad guy with a gun […]

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Is this guy in your laundry hamper?

The Hidden Dangers of the Laundry Hamper!

. Safety hysteria is everywhere, but nowhere more obvious than in “must read” warnings to parents, like the ones discussed below. A mom named Alisha emailed to say, “As a former paramedic I’m all for safety, but I am frustrated on a daily basis with other people’s perception of what is dangerous.” . Me too. […]

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Oh no! MORE of them! Our poor children!

A Truck Drove by The Bus Stop!

. This was a  notice sent out by an Iowa school district. As the resident who sent it to me wrote, “Evidently it is now a crime to even speak to a child waiting for the bus. Two men in a truck! Everybody run!” (Boldface mine.) Subject: Stranger Danger Alert: 1300 Block of NW 92nd Street, Clive […]

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Wow! I sure hope this picture doesn't scare any more parents!

Sex Trafficking Facebook Post that is as Viral as it is Insane

UPDATE: THE FACEBOOK STORY NOW HAS 124,000 SHARES. FEAR SPREADS FASTER THAN THE SNIFFLES IN A PRE-SCHOOL. . This Facebook post has 13, 000 likes. (Because what’s not to like about a story of a kid sold into sex slavery on her first day of kindergarten?) A reader sent it to me because two friends […]

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