First of all, you already have the wrong mindset. You make it sound like kidnappings and other bad things is rampant. You like many people follow what you see and read on the internet. The internet is not localized to your community. It's global. And the fact that millions can receive information from across the globe in seconds, it would seem that "bad things" are happening everywhere. But in the global scheme of things, these "bad things" are a very small percentage. So small, it would be considered "rare" occurrences. Now scale that down to your own community. How many kidnappings, and "bad things" happen to children in your community in a year. I bet it's also a very small percentage. Classifying it as rare occurrence. This unsubstantiated fear affects our children in a very negative way. All because adults want to feel better about themselves. And statistically, most kidnappings, child abuse, child molestations are NOT done by strangers. They are committed by people close to, or already known by the child. ie. parents, relatives, teachers, coaches, priests, etc... Rarely is it every done by a complete stranger. Your child will sooner be killed or injured in a car collision than be abducted or assaulted by a stranger. But most people will never think twice about putting their kids in car. It's this selective fearing that hurts our children more, than the uncommon possibilities. Anything is possible, but most aren't probable. If you believe the possibilities of anything can happen, you might as well crawl into a cave, and never come out. Heck, it's even possible that the cave you go into can cave in. Or the moment you step out of the bathtub, it's possible you will slip and break your neck. Or it's possible while your cooking, there could be a gas explosion or electrical fire. ANYTHING is possible. But not all are probable. And it's a mental state of the last 20 years of conditioning by the media that has made people think the way they do. They have stopped thinking for themselves, and stopped using common sense and logic. It's time to revert back to what has worked for eons. The old school mentality of parenting. It's worked for thousands of years. Can't argue with that.
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