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Is the TSA Grooming Children to Cooperate with Pedophiles?

Is the TSA Grooming Children to Cooperate with Pedophiles?

A few weeks ago, Amazon came under fire for selling an e-book that was essentially a “how-to” guide for pedophiles. Among other things, it apparently provided instructions on how to get children to cooperate with a sexual predator. The book has since been removed by Amazon, but now the TSA is providing its agents with similar instructions as a method to get children to cooperate with airport pat-downs.

According to Ken Wooden, from Child Lures Prevention, the TSA is recommending that children be told the pat-down is a game and it is also including this technique in its training for TSA agents. This is especially confusing, since the TSA seems to be saying that pat-downs only apply to children over the age of 12 (and even then it is a modified pat-down), yet there have been numerous cases of distressed children receiving a pat-down. If the TSA isn’t giving younger children pat-downs, why would they need to make it into a game?

The concern with this “game,” according to Wooden, is that it teaches children to cooperate with pedophiles. According to The Raw Story’s article Exclusive: TSA frisks groom children to cooperate with sex predators, abuse expert says:

Telling a child that they are engaging in a game is “one of the most common ways” that sexual predators use to convince children to engage in inappropriate contact, Wooden told Raw Story.

Children “don’t have the sophistication” to distinguish between a pat-down carried out by an airport security officer and an assault by a sexual predator, he said.

The TSA policy could “desensitize children to inappropriate touch and ultimately make it easier for sexual offenders to prey on our children,” Wooden added.

Many parents are concerned about how to explain the difference between the “bad touching” that they warn their children against and the possibly mandatory (but not “good”) touching by the TSA. Making it into a game is disconcerting to parents and experts alike.

If you have had to travel with your children in the past few weeks, what have you told them about the possibility of a pat-down by the TSA?

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Annie blogs about the art and science of parenting at the PhD in Parenting blog.

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4:49PM PST on Dec 14, 2010

I have a theory that the mercury in our childhood vaccines affected our awareness level to varying degrees, according to our DNA.

This would account for why a lot of people remain mired in the minutia of daily existence, unable to connect the dots and see the big picture.


4:42PM PST on Dec 14, 2010

We are going to hell in a handbasket! Don't fly!

12:41AM PST on Dec 14, 2010

Yes I know alot about the NWO,everything is going downhill fast and it is so sad that so many people just go along with it like cattle.
Today I read that scientists at the Center for National Studies at Los Almoes National Lab in New Mexico discovered that the naked scanners put out something called THz,what it does is scatter our DNA which will in time,kill you. First your dignity,then your health,and then your life. Enough said. And there are people that still support this? wow

4:00PM PST on Dec 11, 2010

" * Cheri H. says
* Dec 10, 2010 7:39 PM

...the ones that really really study know that 9/11 was set up,...This was in the making for a long time, "

Cheri, were you aware that the first time the words 'new world order' were ever used in a speech was on 9/11, 1991 by Bush the 1st ?

Yes, ten years to the day...reportedly of some satanic significance.


7:07AM PST on Dec 11, 2010

Those of you who think the TSA is doing the right thing with the screening procedures that have been implemented need to do a little research on other measures that are more effective and non-invasive. To think any of you who approve, would tell your child this is okay, or, go through it yourself because you've been drinking the kool-ade, further degrades our democracy. This has not as much to do with protecting travellers as is has to do with breaking down resistance. Step up and stand up for your rights instead of becoming sheep who will be led over the cliff.

7:39PM PST on Dec 10, 2010

I would rather not be livng if it means giving up all freedoms and rights,I mean what is life with out frredom,I cant beleive some people. So much blood shed to bring us freedon and for what,this?I agree with you Donald,the ones that really really study know that 9/11 was set up,it was in the past movies and think about it,what is our emergency number? This was in the making for a long time,with a certain part of our government helping and then they can use it to take away our freedoms and dumbied down Americans just duh duh duh go along with it like good sheeple that they are. Doing this for our safet,what a fricken joke!

6:48PM PST on Dec 10, 2010 I outlined to you in some detail on another thread...they made the whole terrorism thing up.


5:28PM PST on Dec 9, 2010

oh my gosh this is RIDICULOUS! I would NOT let them tell my children that!!

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