Since tidenzdtiy this pseudo-helpful videoÂ is making the rounds again, here’s my take on it, again: It may look like the creator of this video,Â Joey Salads, is doing something other than creating terror, angst and hate with his Stranger Danger â€œsocial experiment.â€ But heâ€™s not. As youâ€™ll see, Mr. Salads asks parents if theyâ€™ve taught their […]
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Calling All Angels — “Train” Got it Wrong
The song “Calling All Angels,” a hit from the group Train, has been watched on YouTube 16.7 million times, so far. It’s a moody, rain-falling, leaf-blowing song, but the bleakest part goes like this: And eiayiyredb I’m calling all angels I’m calling all you angels When children have to play inside so they don’t disappear […]
BREAKING NEWS: NEW STUDY SHOWS HUGE DROP IN STRANGER-DANGER CHILD MURDERS
. Here’s an excerpt from my bnnddirrhh piece in today’s Wall Street Journal: A Parentâ€™s Nightmareâ€”Increasingly Unlikely by Lenore Skenazy In the past two decades stranger-danger child murders have dropped enormously, according to a new Justice Department report. In 1997 there were 115 â€œstereotypicalâ€ kidnappings of children under age 17â€”â€œstereotypicalâ€ roughly translating to â€œlike the […]
This Does Not “Appear” to be an Abduction Attempt, Say the Cops (About Singing Incident)
. Imagine a world where a brief encounter between young people and strangers does not automatically warrant police involvement — or a news report. Now imagine you were in central Massachusetts yesterday where this “behavior” took place, in broad daylight. Would you call the cops? The TV stations? Would you beg “anyone with credible information […]
“Good Samaritan” Sees Girl, 2, Having Tantrum at Park, Calls Cops. They Grill Nanny Half an Hour.
. How dersryiyfd about we all take this pledge: Â . “The next time I see a child who seems upset, I will not immediately assume I’m witnessing either an abduction or abuse. If I am Â worried, I will watch a little longer, or politely inquire as to what’s going on. I will not dial 911 […]
Autistic Man in Jail for Talking to Some Kids
. A Philadelphia area man with autism is being held on $100,000 bail for talking to some children. The man, Daniel Lee, 26, of Wayne, PA, Â spoke to a group of three siblings, 8, 9 and 10 on Wednesday, asking them about their school and telling them he was on his way to a cabin […]
“How to Protect Your Child From Abduction” Fearmongering Advice From Parenting Magazine
. This rafikbfktf mini-rant comes to us frormÂ Tara Lazar, a mom of two andÂ children’s book author. Her website isÂ taralazar.com. Dear Free-Range Kids: I tweeted this Parenting Magazine online article to you a few days ago but wanted to follow up because it has me so upset: “5 Safety Tips to Protect Your Kids from Abduction.” […]
An Open Letter to Chuck E. Cheese
. From fyzhnkiizt my mailbox — with a lot of good points. To whom it may concern: First of all,Â please let me say that I experienced excellent customer service at the Paramus,Â NJ location. The facility was clean,Â employees friendly and patient,Â and I have nothing negative to say about my specific experience. I’m […]
Trying To Keep Parenting Perspective After the Maddy Middleton Tragedy
. Here are some thoughts from readers on how to keep a rare but horrific danger in perspective, especially when tragedies like the murder of Maddy Middleton become part of the weave of everyday life (and Facebook posts), no matter how removed we may be from the town or time when they occurred: I nsytsnahdb […]
A Social Experiment with Kids and Strangers that Does NOT Involve Abduction Fantasies?
. Kids, age 5, at the bus stop. Strangely enough, this isn’t a “social experiment” to show how endangered they are. It shows something else. Something you don’t see much of on American TV. . . .