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Best Answer Tom Ware says
Hi Nettlemere, that's a good point about kids being harmed by their own families as opposed to strangers. I know, men in particular, around my village are put off talking to kids who pass them just in case people think they are are perv! This is sad!
Men I know have said that too - they're understandably afraid of being thought to have alternative motives. Hard to know how to prevent that. It can't do children any good growing up believing that all men might be bad.
Seeker7: I read of a guy here in the UK who was photographing Squirrels and the people in the park called him a pervert. But that is normal stupidity: also in the UK, a mob trashed a surgery as they confused "paediatrician" with "peadophile"
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Gypsy Willow says
You are so right with disrespectful kids. This is likely why a teen in FL ended up losing his life...over loud music and probably talking back or threatening his elder when asked to turn it down.
You've made a good point here about the media. They go into a frenzy of delight when anything nasty happens and hype it up no end - well at least in the UK they do!
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Abigayle Malchow says
I can see where you are coming from but some things you mention have upsides too. Maybe people are being more honest nowadays, less hypocritical. I have no problem with overtly sexual themes: violence is accepted everywhere, why not sex?
I agree. I would add only that those of us who didn't receive right teaching in childhood can, from our own inner impulse to live a life dedicated to the good (dedicated to God, some would say) open ourselves to teaching & grace & transform o