Thursday, December 06, 2007

Not Silly Statistics

I was over at R. L. La Fevers's blog and found the link to this site that breaks down the facts behind some of the things you hear about how dangerous teens are and how much danger they are in - or aren't or are not it. My personal favorite is the point that statistically church is more dangerous (from a sexual predator standpoint) than the internet. Hee.
Now, this is not to say that I think kids should stay away from church (or the internet) or even that they are saying that but it is interesting how our personal filters write off some incidents and focus on others. (Yes, the media filters assist in this, but if everyone was turning off the TV or putting down the paper every time they wrote a skewed article about this stuff - well, I won't promise they'd stop, but it would help.)
But next time the topic comes up about the dangers of the internet, I'm totally mentioning this.