[ML - I’ve condensed and reformatted this newsletter e-mail thread to read oldest to newest.]
On Sun Jul 13 19:58:08 2008, the following results were submitted from the "Contact Us" on crime-safety-security.com:
From: Tanya MRJ
E-mail Address: [deleted for privacy]
Comments: I truly thank you for sharing this information and experience you have. Not enough people take it seriously until it's too late. I praise parents who can be proactive rather than reactive and your site teaches this. I once read a book called "The Gift Of Fear". I'm sure you've read it. It's men like you and the author of that book (I can't remember his name) that are needed more and more for children living with irresponsible adults who call themselves parents.
It helps me feel reassured that your website is from someone's heart and not just another thing on the internet. I've always spoken with children, family, friends and strangers about child safety. I also joined my son's Catholic School Safety Committee to intentionally talk about issues openly with them. I will definitely keep spreading the word. I emailed a link to your site to everyone on my contact list. Keep doing this. If only you could be cloned to be everywhere at once.
From: michaelloftus @ crime-safety-security.com
To: Tanya MRJ [deleted for privacy]
Subject: Irresponsible Parents
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 23:42:37 -0400
Thank you for your kind words, Tanya. I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments. You’ve captured my intent and long-term goal. I quote “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker in a half-dozen places throughout my website. His excellent follow-up, "Protecting the Gift," is on child safety.
You are right about reaching
parents before their kids are harmed.
The kids in your life are lucky to have you as an ally.
P.S. See Rescuing a Victim Safely > Rescuing an Abused Child.
To avoid the lax parenting described on Free-Range Kids, enroll your child in the superb RadKids.org. They cover child self defense (from bullies, molesters, kidnappers) as well as all-around child safety tips (for fires, traffic, etc.) for ages 5-12.