28 Oct '15, 1pm

Cars, not strangers, are the biggest threat to kids #biketo #walkto #topoli

Cars, not strangers, are the biggest threat to kids #biketo #walkto #topoli

Far more kids die each year in automobile accidents than get abducted in stereotypical 'stranger danger' situations. Why is so little being done about that? Free-range parenting has received plenty of attention in recent weeks, ever since the two Meitev children of Silver Spring, Maryland were picked up by police for playing unattended in a park and delivered to Child Protective Services. Much online debate has ensued as to what constitutes responsible parenting and whether children should be allowed to roam on their own. The biggest polarizing factor in this debate is “stranger danger.” Some parents think that every stranger is out to get their kid, while others seem to think “a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.” These may be two extremes, but they illustrate the drastically different perspectives from which parents approach raising their kids. But are we mis...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/cars-not-strangers-are-...

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