Fuzzy Thinking

I was just reading an article on the local TV station’s website about a program to collect fingerprints and DNA samples of children. The article says it will “keep them safe“. One parent is quoted as saying that “if something happened to my child, they can find her” and it “makes me feel safe“.

Don’t get me wrong; this is an excellent idea, to have fingerprints and DNA samples of your children. It really is a good tool.

But it won’t “protect” your child. And it won’t “keep them safe”. And it won’t help them “find her”.

What it will do is help the authorities identify who they have already found. This is a good thing. But it will not protect your child in any way whatever.

That job is still yours, as a parent.


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