View Poll Results: The biggest threat to my kids is/are:

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  • "Straight" kids their own age

    1 5.26%
  • "Gay" kids their own age

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  • "Straight" adults they're in contact with

    1 5.26%
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    0 0%
  • Family members & relatives

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Thread: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Actually no, I know very little to nothing about you. I have my own life to fight through and my own issues to deal with. Following you and yours is not part of my daily plans. Sorry to disappoint. I also did not post much here for a few years straight.


    What do you mean by "I consider almost everyone a threat" then?

    A threat means something to fear. If everyone, or almost everyone is a threat, then how can you let your kid go to school? How can you let your kid drive a car, go on a date, play sports, hang out with friends, go to church, or just take a walk in a public park?

    Or, are you dramatically over-simplifying your real thoughts on the subject?

    Fair enough, though it is common knowlege.

    Yes, I am simplifying a little. I don't write a book on my philosophy of life everytime I answer a post.

    But since you want clarification, clarification you shall have.


    Threat does not equal fear. That's a good place to start. Threats are not to be feared, but dealt with.

    Everyone is a potential threat until you know they are not. You have no idea who is a thug or child molester and who is trustworthy, until their actions reveal their intentions, until time-in-contact reveals their character. Trust is earned, never given.

    Everyone that approaches you wants something... don't trust them until you know what it is, and be aware that their first stated reason is often a lie. What they want may be innocent enough... a moment of your time, some company and conversation for a short while... or they may want to con you, use you, or victimize you... or worst of all, they may want to sell you Life Insurance.

    Fear no one but keep an eye on anyone whose trustworthiness has not been thoroughly proven.

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The biggest threat to the safety and wellbeing of children is parents who fail to teach them, listen to them, play with them, challenge them, dare them, and just plain be with them as they grow and become adults. Everything else is just part of learning to deal with circumstances.
    Good afternoon, CJ.

    Excellent!

    I think that might be one reason that some join gangs....for a feeling of being important to someone...anyone.

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The biggest threat to the safety and wellbeing of children is parents who fail to teach them, listen to them, play with them, challenge them, dare them, and just plain be with them as they grow and become adults. Everything else is just part of learning to deal with circumstances.
    Well put CJ.
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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Fair enough, though it is common knowlege.

    Yes, I am simplifying a little. I don't write a book on my philosophy of life everytime I answer a post.

    But since you want clarification, clarification you shall have.


    Threat does not equal fear. That's a good place to start. Threats are not to be feared, but dealt with.

    Everyone is a potential threat until you know they are not. You have no idea who is a thug or child molester and who is trustworthy, until their actions reveal their intentions, until time-in-contact reveals their character. Trust is earned, never given.

    Everyone that approaches you wants something... don't trust them until you know what it is, and be aware that their first stated reason is often a lie. What they want may be innocent enough... a moment of your time, some company and conversation for a short while... or they may want to con you, use you, or victimize you... or worst of all, they may want to sell you Life Insurance.

    Fear no one but keep an eye on anyone whose trustworthiness has not been thoroughly proven.

    It might be safe to say that we differ on our definitions of the word "threat".

    I can live with that.

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Of these things listed in the poll, which one do you think is the biggest threat to the safety and well being of your kids, grand kids, or children that are close relatives to you?
    Statistically, "friends and family" (though only because "drivers" isn't on your list).

    I think this is an entirely counter-productive, even dangerous way to approach the issue though. The actual risk from any given random individual is so small (because the vast majority of people aren't child abusers) as to make the difference between the risks from different random individuals so small as to be irrelevant. Having greater fear of any group of individuals (other than "convicted child abusers" obviously) is ridiculous and only risks distracting you from actual dangerous individuals not in that group or more sensible general measures to protect children.

    The whole thing of "Stranger Danger" distracting from the abuse of children in their own homes is a classic example of that and it would be disappointing if all we did as a society is replace strangers with some other amorphous group.

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