Thursday, August 12, 2010
A recent Study of 2000 adults and kids in the UK reported that, "many people fear helping a child in need in case witnesses think an attempt is being made to abduct the youngster."
44% of men and 28% of women told researchers they would be wary of helping a child for this reason.
79% of adults believe community spirit has weakened since they were children.
47% of the adults questioned said it was unsafe for children to play out without supervision, while one in three parents said they were concerned they would be judged by their neighbours if they let their children play out in this way.
BUT-------81% of the adults questioned believed children playing outside helped to improve community spirit, with 70% saying that it made an area more desirable to live in.
Well adults--guess you will have to start letting your kids play outside if you want to improve your communities! Come on do your part, liberate your child. And PLEASE if a child is in need STEP UP!!! These irrational fears are what is tearing us apart! Resist the fear and alienation and become an active bystander.
For the full article in the BBC go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-10820033
Posted by Keely M at 10:08 PM