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Are parents ever allowed to watch their children from more than 10 feet away?

Mom Arrested for Watching Her Child from Afar, after Busybodies Call Cops

Can we remember that it is not “babysitting” to watch over someone else’s child playing next to your own, just because the parent is not right there. It’s called “community.” It’s called “being a decent human being.” It’s called “normal.” What is not normal is getting the authorities to intervene simply because you disapprove of […]

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This video hit me in the gut. And that's good.

Prisoners or Kids: Who Gets More Outdoor Play Time?

. This amazing video was screened at the US Play Coalition conference by Kent Callison, director of communications and marketing at GameTime, creators of playground equipment (including the wildly popular Expression Swing). Kudos to Unilever, for making such a powerful commercial about kids, prison, and freedom. . . This is a video that should be shown […]

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Remember! Call your local police any time a man talks to children.

Man Asks Girls of Girl Scout Age, in Girl Scout Cookie Selling Season, If They Are Selling Girl Scout Cookies. Police Are Alerted.

. Readers, I get about five stories a day that just flabbergast me. Here’s one. I’m not the only one slackjawed at the insanity of the concern afforded this “incident,” am I? I mean, just look at the headline! Potentially Suspicious Man Asks Girls about Buying Girl Scout Cookies Is “potentially suspicious” even English? Aren’t […]

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Since when are kids allowed to walk outside?

Mom Arrested for Letting 9 and 3 y.o. Walk to McDonald’s

. A South Carolina mom who let her 9-year-old nephew walk her 3-year-old son to the McDonald’s less than a quarter mile away has been — I’m sure you can finish this sentence in your sleep by now — arrested and charged with child neglect. . The reason? According to WSPA News 7: .  The […]

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Another incorrigible male direction-asker! They are everywhere!

New Crime: Asking for Directions While Male

. How this poor girl will ever recover from the trauma she endured, I just don’t know.  Australia’s New South Wales police are alerting the public to a: Child approach – Mount Annan near Camden Friday, 04 September 2015 10:56:36 AM Police are appealing for witnesses after a girl was approached by a man at Mount […]

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