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Does the 4-year-old child found tied to her bed under the assumption her name was "Idiot" indicate we should initiate some sort of random checks on all children younger than school age?

Does the 4-year-old child found tied to her bed under the assumption her name was "Idiot" indicate we should initiate some sort of random checks on all children younger than school age?
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  • No, Its invasion of privacy based on small percentage

    Random checks are nothing but invasion of privacy in my opinion. I understand that there is a small percentage of population where children are not treated in the right way. I think a better way to keep a check is observation and locating abnormal or suspicious behaviors or circumstances. This way the checks are performed in the right direction and normal people are not deprived of their privacy.

  • No, parents rights should be maintained.

    No, we should not initiate some sort of random checks on all children younger than school age. It is tragic when children are abused, and anyone who sees evidence of abuse should report it. However, random checks will interfere with the privacy and personal rights of law-abiding citizens and loving parents.

  • Random checks are not the answer

    No, we should not initiate random check on all children younger than school age. This is an extremely horrifying situation and one that probably happens more often than we would like, but we can't forgo basic rights to privacy and to a general pursuit of happiness for everyone simply because of a few bad apples. Most parents are terrific parents and should be left alone.

  • No, random checks on young children is not feasible

    The abuse of a 4-year child is sad and tragic and we want to avoid any other child from experiencing that mistreatment. Random checks on children is not feasible but we need to do a better job of observing and reporting abuse. The role of teachers and neighbors can be the front line of detecting child abuse and we should all be willing to report it to the authorities.


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