Irrational Child Security Priorities

Bruce Schneier found a great article on the resources put into protecting children from crimes of incredibly horrible odds, while at the same time stuffing their children with crappy food what WILL take years of their lives:

Meanwhile, as rates of child abduction and abuse move down, rates of Type II diabetes, hypertension and other obesity-related ailments in children move up. That means not all the candy is coming from strangers. Which scenario should provoke more panic: the possibility that your child might become one of the approximately 100 children who are kidnapped by strangers each year, or one of the country’s 58 million overweight adults?

At least they’re “safe” at home in front of the TV or computer with a can of Mountain Dew in one hand and a bag of Doritos within reach.

Obesity kills. Here’s a BMI calculator. Try it.

One thought on “Irrational Child Security Priorities”

  1. Bingo, keep them safe while ignoring their true needs for parental guidance. I was going to calculate my BMI, but decided to go for a walk instead. 😉 Thanks for the nudge out the door and into the sun, later dude.

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