They say that new alert system they have in Calif. saved those two teenage girl's lives. That guy was getting ready to kill them and bury them.
My county just enacted the system. Maybe everyone should start clamoring for their state and local officials to start it. I think it is named after little girl who got murdered. Can't recall.
Aug 2, '02
All we as parents can do to protect our children is to know where they are, who they are with, and how long they plan to be where they are. In the home environment, we need to lock ALL windows AND doors at night, and during the day when we aren't going to be watchful of that particular window or door that we tend to leave open thinking it's day time so no one will enter it.
We need to set curfews and hold to them with teenagers...if you -- as a parent -- have no need to be "out" after a certain hour, then neither should your children. Also, allowing our children to run in and out of the home to play is OBVIOUSLY no longer SAFE, so now we must WATCH our little ones with a watchful eye ourselves. If we can't be outside watching over them while they play......bring them indoors. Why risk it??? Teenagers have no business doing a lot of things they are doing these days, so why are they doing them??? Whose watching THEM??? I found in raising my own girls that it was DURING their TEEN years they needed me the most. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.....your kids need you from conception to death. We are NEVER through being a parent. When you leave your children with "family" or "family friends"......do you really KNOW THE CHARACTER you are entrusting your children to???
Many of our neigbors aren't to be trusted because we don't really know their "hidden secrets", so why allow your children to be in their home if you've never been in their homes???
Last edit by live4today on Aug 2, '02