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Old 05-08-2015, 08:04 AM   #1
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:45 AM   #2
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Wow! Scary stuff.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:49 AM   #3
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No kidding, one prop and you are in. Actually, I've done this myself, not with the intention of abducting, but to allow some space for patients and their family. I have offered to take the young ones to go look at the fish or the birds when they get a bit rowdy, they trustingly allow me, a stranger, to take their small child with me and the child will go. Even an offer of juice will work to separate a child from their parents. Scary indeed!!
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It used to OK to chat with a little kid you didn't know. Not any more.
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Let's try not to scare people unduly. Over 75% of child abductions are by relatives and a portion of the other ones are by acquaintances.

I wasn't taught not to talk to strangers. I was taught that when talking to strangers never give my last name, parent's names, or address. I was also taught not to accept anything from strangers. I was taught that some strangers did BAD THINGS to children and lured them with candy, ice cream, and other stuff. I was also taught never to go anywhere with a stranger or get in their car.

I think that children who cautiously talk to strangers are more likely to pick up the feeling of when a stranger is dangerous.

When I was five or six years old a stranger tried to lure me into his car to show him something on a map. This was immediately suspect to me. I told him I couldn't read a map (which I couldn't) and that he should ask the cop who usually showed up at that intersection about that time of day. I had actually seen a motorcycle cop at that intersection about the same time most days.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:46 AM   #6
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It's that 25% we need to be very concerned about. I also don't feel that I am being alarmist about this issue.
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It's that 25% we need to be very concerned about. I also don't feel that I am being alarmist about this issue.

You are not.

I disagree that most kids will detect "stranger danger". The video is evidence of that. It's why abductions happen - kids have a trusting nature.
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It is a very different world out there than the world we grew up in.
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It is a very different world out there than the world we grew up in.
You are quite right. But, crime rates are dropping in the US and they are below the rates that parents raised in the '80s and '90s dealt with when they were growing up.
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I think most kids will talk to strangers no matter what the parents tell them. I think kids need to understand how to talk to strangers and how to deal with temptations to leave with them. Of course, some kids just won't be safe talking to strangers and parents have to deal with those kids differently.
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