This is not an epidemic, but the problem certainly exists.
I don't agree that it's been manufactured. The problem exists. I also don't agree that it is a major phenomenon...I never claimed that it was.It's not a matter of slight distortion by media interests; it's a matter of the effective manufacture of alleged "realities" that are actually nonexistent through the utilization of mendaciously crafted propaganda designed to prey on primal fears. Do you have empirical data that indicates that Internet-based sexual predation is at least a relatively major phenomenon?
This may be true, but from a relative standpoint, for some it is more likely to be harmed by an internet predator than a violent parent. Kinda like the warning about the likelihood of hearing gun shots in Beverly Hills vs. downtown Detroit.I didn't claim otherwise; it's not necessary in order for us to still acknowledge the general reality of parents as a whole being more likely to commit violent actions against their children than Internet predators.