Our expert says:
Fortunately, kidnap is much less common, especially among the sort of abductors discussed in the article, people who desperately want a child for themselves --- amongst other reasons, because the sudden arrival of an older child is awfully hard to explain to the neighbours ! --- and also because such people often specifically want a baby who can then grow up as if their own, rather than an older child who already has habits and has learned to be someone else's child,
Most children who are harmed, are harmed by someone in the family or a close family friend, rather than by strangers. Being over-anxious doesn't help the child much, either. But educating them, to recognize that some people might try to do something unpleasant or uncomfortable to them, helps --- let them know what to do about seeking help if some such approach occurs, not to accept gifts or rides with strangers, and to feel free to talk with you if ANYONE, however close, shows undue interest in their private parts or does anything that feels uncomfortable to them
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