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Raising Secure Children

photoElizabeth Smart is back in her parents' arms. But highly-publicized child abduction cases like this have instilled fear in parents, and have helped launch American society into a state of hyper-security awareness.

Fewer kids walk to the corner store or play in the park without a parent's watchful eye anymore. But are our fears justified? And how will our safety-conscious culture affect our children in the long-run?

Guests:

Howard Bercus, correspondent National Public Radio in Salt Lake City, Utah

Peter Banks, director of training and outreach at the National Center for Missing and Exploited
Children

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, pediatrician and one of the country's leading child development experts

Jack Levin, director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University

This program aired on March 13, 2003. The audio for this program is not available.

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