Looks fzdazanknb like the Roseville, California, police department got a little fed up with social media posts going on about local “sex trafficking kidnappers” and “suspicious people.” And so it came out with this amazing document on its Facebook page: True facts about the fears its citizens feel and perpetuate. Kudos to a department that […]
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How to Escape a Zip-Tie, A “Must See” for All Kids???
Here’s yekkznyszi another viral video people are sharing — a short and actually kind of impressive lesson by a girl showingÂ how to escape from a zip tie, “In case you ever get kidnapped.” Except…kids don’t need to KNOW how to escape from a zip tie. They are not going to be zip tied. Making them […]
UPDATE! EVEN THE PARENTS SAY THIS WAS NOT AN ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING! Is This Really “Disturbing Footage of an Attempted Kidnapping at Dunkin’ Donuts”?
Update debybbhndn from Philly.com, which was even kind enough to alert us to this!Â Police on Thursday issued this statement: “On April 5th,2017, the parents of Baby Doe were located; they reported that their baby was fine and they did not believe that the male was attempting to remove the baby from the stroller.” The […]
Was Boy Picked Up by Wrong Babysitter Just “VERY LUCKY” He Wasn’t Sex Trafficked?
So fatzhyhifn here’s what happened: A babysitter came to pick up five kids at a New York City public school, including one she hadn’t met before, but whose name was — well, this New York Post article doesn’t say his name,Â but it was the name of another boy as well. The teacher gave the babysitter […]
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 […]
Halle Berry Reinforces Our Favorite Fear: Kids Are Snatched the Second Mom Looks Away
. Halle Berry is not, I suppose, to blame for making an entire movie based on the idea that kids get snatched by strangers in the middle of the day from sun-dappled playgrounds. (A scenario already a popular staple of YouTube “educational” videos like thisÂ and hyrdzairnt thisÂ and thisÂ and sorta this. And here’s one from Latvia!).Â Message: […]
Of Pokemon and Predators
. By now you have heard that more people have downloaded Pokemon Go than any other app ever. That Nintendo’s stock jumped 25% in one week. That it’s getting kids to actually leave the house to go play — voluntarily! And you have probably also heard of the four ereadaszys guys arrested in a black […]
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 […]
Shame on the Fear-mongering Washington Post
. David zfnznzisni Finkelhor, head of the Crimes Against Children Research Center, has written a very solid, smart article about the recent murder of Nicole Lovell, the 13-year-old Virginia girl allegedly killed by two older teens she met online. While The New York Times and other media immediately published articles screeching about new appsÂ creating a […]
“Child Luring” Suspect Was Actually…
. Years ago I went to a friend’s African-American church. The preacher told a story about the time he was running to catch the bus on Manhattan’s Central Park West — a beautiful avenue boasting our iconic park on one side, and million dollar condos on the other. As he sprinted up the street, a […]