Re: DSM: [SVS Discussion Board] Re: Child Safety
Thu, 13 Apr 2000 16:03:02 EDT

In a message dated 4/13/00 12:06:39 AM, writes:

<< This is, unfortunately, an area where you really can't equate children and
adults. Children tend to be "preyed" upon by a certain segment of society
simply because they are children. The elderly and the handicapped have the
same problem. >>

Do you think the elderly and handicapped should make their own choices about
where to go, or should less vulnerable people choose for them?

<< Further, they are physically smaller and weaker than the
average adult (I'm referring mostly to the younger child here); even if
they had the experience and wisdom to deal with these situations, they are
simply not physically equipped to outrun or overpower an adult. >>

Yes, and unarmed adults generally are not equipped to overpower someone with
a gun. People who are out of shape can't outrun people who are in better

Of course there are different risks and dangerous things, and children should
certainly be informed about them, but the choice is theirs.


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