Ask any child survivor who has been attacked if they wish someone had been there to protect them. Each to their own, horses for courses. I'll personally take the advice of an experienced police officer and a person who has been attacked as child in a public bathroom.
Luna Lovegood (27-06-2012)
As parents we have the massive responsibilty of making the best possible decisions we can for these precious creatures we call our children. I think that most people do a pretty darn good job of it too.
If a sicko harms a child (or anyone) in a public toilet IT IS COMPLETELY THE FAULT OF THE SICKO! To say otherwise is similar to saying a woman deserves to be S.exually A.ssaulted because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time or because of what she was wearing. I am one that doesn't let even my 12 year old go to public toilets alone but I hardly think parents that do are failing their duty of care.
I didn't say it was the fault of the parent if something awful happened. The statement was "putting a child at risk". I think (as do a lot of others it seems) it is a risk to let a child use a public bathroom unsupervised, but as i said, horses for courses. A choice every parent is able to make for themselves.
Stiflers Mom (28-06-2012)
Sorry Clementine, I mostly had VicPark's post in mind.
I'm in two minds. If I didn't go in with my child and something happened, I know *I* would blame myself
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