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Nearly half of men would be too scared to help a child in need because they fear being branded a paedophile, a survey has found.
Forty-four per cent would be wary of coming to the aid of youngsters in their neighborhood in case they were suspected of attempting to abduct them.
And almost a third of both men and women would be reluctant to help because they fear the child would be abusive.
Such fears are behind a weakening of community spirit that has left children increasingly isolated, and more likely to stay indoors, according to the findings.
"Children are experiencing a very different childhood to previous generations, with freedom curtailed, and safety concerns exacerbated," the report said. Some parents were worried their neighbours would 'judge' them if they left their children to play in the street unsupervised. Others felt their children might 'annoy' neighbours, for example by playing ball games or using chalk to draw on the pavement. However, these activities were considered acceptable a generation ago, according to the research.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
This is pretty close to the bone so dont watch if your easily offended. But it is a great satirical look at the hysteria surrounding Paedophilia.
Originally posted by bluedrake
reply to post by Baldur
Agreed, one should help a child in need but picture the following scenario. We all seen this scenario in the movies before... "Maybe that is were we get this bad image from, and think its bad to help out"
Child is crying cause he lost his mommy,
Mommy is searching frantically for her child,
You see child and decide to help by taking him to security.
Mommy in her panicky state see's you with child and confronts you leaving you looking like an @$$ in front of everyone, or even worse, mommy hits you cause she thought you were abducting her child.
I would help a child in need, though if there was a women around i would 1st wait to see if she helps or i would try and get another person involved to help out.