In these so called enlightened times a random adult cannot show friendliness towards a child. An adult cannot provide a child in need any help. An adult cannot be seen alone with a child not from his or her own family.
What has gone wrong with us all?
In days not so far away it was the adults that kept a careful eye on children. Whether or not any of those children belonged to them. Adults looked out for children. Sure there were those who wanted to harm children such a there is now but the vast majority of adults looked out for any child within view. And this was without reprisals.
Now, an adult cannot be seen to helping a child not of his or her own family and this makes the world a dangerous place for our children.
I grew up during the 1960's and 70's and times back then where definately better than they are now for children.
A sign of our time and it sucks.