I know some parents who are Split on things like that. One was a MP, the other a nurse. HE was all for name tags/wrist braclets for kids. SHE was venemously against them..
I suspect that some of this comes down to views of human nature, society, optimism/pessimist, levels of paranoia--some of the same factors that go into someone's views on guns. I do not want to get into that debate here at all :D But just to point out that someone who does not feel threatened when they walk down a given street will likely not have the same opinion about gun laws as someone who walks down the same street and feels very threatened. Those two people will look to different information to arrive at their arguments and opinions. Part of what makes it so hard to talk about. I have dear friends who live in the same neighborhood who feel palpable danger every night...and I leave my door unlocked.I think similar feelings are at work with kids and bracelets/name badges. If you feel a sense of threat and danger when you let your kid out of the house, you'll look at certain facts/claims/arguments to arrive at your decision. But if you are the sort of parent who opens the door and lets their kids go without a second thought, the facts that seem important to you will be very different.
Neither set of emotions is 'invalid'. The really difficult task is looking at all the facts, and determining how important they all are, which ones are actually facts and which are not, and which policies lead to actual benefit vs only perceived benefit. We want kids to be safe--that's more important than just feeling good or only believing they are safe. But we don't want terrified parents, even if their kids really are safe :)
Good point. The Guy i mentioned, was very optimistic all the time, EVEN with all the crud he saw as an MP. While his wife, was very pessimistic, due to her being a nurse for over a decade.. SO was always 'scared' for the kids.. BUT there's times i feel some parents takes that TOO FAR..
Anyone here without kids ever try to get into a Chucky Cheese?
They only let adults in when accompanied by a child due to pedaphile predation.
Yes, and yes i got stopped, even though the CC i went into, was one of only 3 spots in town, that had arcade machines.. AND THE ONLY one which had one i love playing (Gauntlet legacy)...
I'm not sure why people are arguing so vociferously in favor of displaying children's full names on convention badges. Any convention staffer or even an event organizer with the eTicketing app can pull up a name by scanning the badge with a cell phone.
You assume everyone will HAVE that ap.
With all due respect, you are arguing that your reasoning is more valid than mine because you don't have children. Honestly, I'm speechless.
Its not surprising though. I know many folk, who feel that way.. "You are single, and have no kids, you just don't understand", or "You have no kids, so your opinion is not as important as mine is"...