I'm pretty sure if you aren't educating your children to "stranger danger" the department of social services hasn't heard about it yet, or you might be in an insane struggle with the state.
Uhm, no? not really.. I guess "don't get into a van", but not really a major concern in any way. I have never, and never heard of anyone, having any interaction with social services
The conversation was about the dangers to children in modern society, not what you are afraid of. After 9/11, Columbine, Sandy Hook and the incident in the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, many children are having trouble feeling safe, even in their own homes and schools. Do you not have a split second of hesitation when someone mentions going out to a movie?
To me, that's society amock.
What dangers to children in modern society? Children in the west today are safer than any person anytime in the history of our species! Heck, they're much safer now than when I grew up 30 years ago. Do you consider the 70-80s to have be even less safe then? If today is bad I don't understand how anyone grew up in the 1950s! No, I have no hesitations about going out anywhere particular. Yes sometimes even after dark *gasp!
If you have so many fears of statistically insignificant events, and skewed view of "land living", it's probably a good thing you live on a boat.
Sorry if you feel hostility and a demeaning attitude from me. It was unintended. I'm just laying out the facts about raising kids on a boat, as I see them, pretty much from experience.
well at least is was only unintentional.. Yes this seems to be the normal view of cruisers to look down on anyone who don't make that choice as the only sane one, I see it constantly. It comes off as desperate; it's not enough to say that you enjoy living on a boat (totally fair), but also have to say how awful (land) society is and anyone living there is unhappy/crazy/in danger or whatever. If I'm ever lucky enough and get the opportunity to go cruising I don't look forward to meeting people with these views. Hopefully they're too scared of strangers to talk to me..
ps: this is way off topic. Apologize to OP.