Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Scaring children to death

Robyn Williams, In Conversation with Bill Durodie, 28th September:

"Going back to what you're saying about risk, I was fascinated the other day to hear something on the BBC concerning the fear of paedophiles; occasionally of course, it's a real, real thing that there is a nasty man in a coat and there is a poor vulnerable child. However for every one of those – apparently now that everyone drives their kids to school, there are 300 fatal accidents – so for each one child that you're saving from the paedophile, 300 are dying in car crashes."

I'd love to find a reference for that...

Related: Fear of paedophiles makes children fat and Fear of paedophiles 'a tragedy'.

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