How did we survive childhood?

posted by
May 10, 2011
Classically Liberal
by CLS  
Posted in Commentary

"Crimes against children have been declining. But the safer we get the more paranoid we, as a society become. From 1990 to now substantiated cases of child sexual abuse has dropped in half. Cases of physical abuse have dropped in half as well. Assaults on teens have also dropped by about 50%. In some states the declines were closer to 80-90%. (Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Washington) But as kids have become safer parents have become more paranoid, a paranoia that politicians are always ready to exploit." (05/10/11)  

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