Today's kids are safer than at any time in human history. No matter how much we worry now, we'd desperately WISH we could be living in 2017 if we were raising our kids during the Plague, or a famine, or child servitude, or even the era before the polio vaccine.
Check out this graph from the Washington Post article, "There's Never Been a Safer Time to Be a Child in America."
Even reports of missing children are down 40 % since 1997. So when people say, "I'd love to let my kids play outside or walk to school but times hae changed..." Agree: They HAVE changed.
Thankfully, for the better.
Have a great Thanksgiving. - Lenore