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Old 05-11-2013, 08:44 PM   #451
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Ever hear of Jeffery Dahmer?
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:46 PM   #452
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OP here-I was speaking to my son today about how he would feel if he waited for us when we went into HM. He said, "Oh, like last year when dad left me out, when he brought Kelly and Morgan into mission space?" Apparently, last Sept. when we were at disney with my children and niece, my dh had my son wait in the gift shop while they went into misson space. He was fine with it and said he was reading the books the whole time. I am a worry wart but I think disney is a safe environment and find it hard to believe that someone would ever abduct a child from there. As I said before, if I told my son not to talk to a stranger or go with anyone else, I am 100% sure he wouldn't.

I know this might sound sexist? but it seems to me that most abductions are of girls. To be honest, I wouldn't leave my daughter alone, even in disney. In all the abductions that I have seen in the news, I can't even think of one that has been a boy. Unfortunately, girls are
a target for sick, evil individuals (I am sure everyone knows the reason).
Not all perverts like little girls. I would honestly say it's probably 50/50 or skewed more towards males being targeted more often. Girls are just more likely to admit something happened.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:46 PM   #453
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Ever hear of Jeffery Dahmer?
Or Adam Walsh.

Op that said, your son sounds like a smart cookie. He'll be fine. . Have fun!
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Yes, I have heard of those boys that were abducted, I just forgot. Maybe the more recent ones seem to be all female. Either way, it's is unimaginable for any child or family to go through that. Unfortunately, it's the way the world is and the way it will always be. Thanks for all the opinions on the subject, I understand everybodies thoughts and ultimately it is the parents decision, since they know their child the best.
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Not all perverts like little girls. I would honestly say it's probably 50/50 or skewed more towards males being targeted more often. Girls are just more likely to admit something happened.
So true! I forgot about the catholic priest scandal and that coach just recently.
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OP here-I was speaking to my son today about how he would feel if he waited for us when we went into HM. He said, "Oh, like last year when dad left me out, when he brought Kelly and Morgan into mission space?" Apparently, last Sept. when we were at disney with my children and niece, my dh had my son wait in the gift shop while they went into misson space. He was fine with it and said he was reading the books the whole time. I am a worry wart but I think disney is a safe environment and find it hard to believe that someone would ever abduct a child from there. As I said before, if I told my son not to talk to a stranger or go with anyone else, I am 100% sure he wouldn't.

I know this might sound sexist? but it seems to me that most abductions are of girls. To be honest, I wouldn't leave my daughter alone, even in disney. In all the abductions that I have seen in the news, I can't even think of one that has been a boy. Unfortunately, girls are
a target for sick, evil individuals (I am sure everyone knows the reason).
You don't have to take someone out of the park to rape them male or female. I am not saying don't do it because of this but just because someone cannot get a kid out of the park without suspicion does not mean you cannot so something.
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Well anyone can be murdered anywhere. But there are decidedly few spots in the parks that are secluded enough to rape anyone. The parks are filled with people, light and security. Perpetrators want seclusion and there are far easier places to get victims. That is why the cast majority assault known victims.
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There are undercover security guards everywhere in the park. If someone tried to take a kid that didn't know them somewhere secluded enough to rape them(if such a place even exists within the parks, I doubt it does) they wouldn't make it 3 feet before they were stopped and questioned. And if the kid knew to scream and try to get away it would be far less than 3 feet.
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A recent article from The Washington Post:

Five Myths About Missing Children

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Stranger abductions, such as the case of the three young women in Cleveland, are fearsome because they appear random and so often involve rape or homicide. But children taken by strangers or slight acquaintances represent only one-hundredth of 1 percent of all missing children. The last comprehensive study estimated that the number was 115 in a year.
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Sure I would let my child wait outside a ride for me. My grandchildren are another story.
Honestly I wouldn't let my child wait outside until I felt they were old enough to be in the parks without my supervision. Once my daughters were 14 and 10 I allowed them to ride while we waited for them. When they were 18 and 14 I allowed them to head for the parks without me or me go without them.
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You don't have to take someone out of the park to rape them male or female. I am not saying don't do it because of this but just because someone cannot get a kid out of the park without suspicion does not mean you cannot so something.
You dont take a child out of their own house, either. A child is nine times more likely to be molested by someone they know, than by a stranger.

I really wish people would start warning [kids] about the danger where it has the greatest chance of being, and lighten up on the stranger danger; not stop, just realize the worst danger isn't where you think.
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Is riding a ride more important to you than the safety of your son? Think carefully how quickly things happen (3 girls just found in Ohio 10 years later!!!) before you consider leaving him alone.

Chances are it would never happen, but there is that chance and I don't think it is worth the risk.

We gave up riding certain rides we loved for over 10 years because my daughter was too scared to ride, but there were so many others to ride instead. Once she got older, she tried these rides and loved them.

If you can't shame your husband in to going so that you can ride HM, then pass on the ride for the memories you will have with your son because he is safe! It's worth it!
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:14 PM   #463
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When will it end??
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It is time to close this thread.

PLEASE.
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Is riding a ride more important to you than the safety of your son? Think carefully how quickly things happen (3 girls just found in Ohio 10 years later!!!) before you consider leaving him alone.
Three teenagers/young adults who accepted a ride from someone at least one of them knew, on a public street, in a large city, is in no way similar to leaving your responsible child who refuses to board a certain attraction alone on a bench in a theme park for 30 minutes with strict instructions.
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