In case you want to skip reading the article, it’s a warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about a Barbie doll that doubles as a digital camera that could be used and exploited by pedophiles to get inappropriate video of children.
I know. COME ON. The sad thing about this article is not that the FBI finds it necessary to warn people about a toy like this, the sad thing about this article is that it’s spot on. I thought considering today’s earlier post on child abusers this was relevant. The FBI profiles these people all the time, if they see a threat with what should be an innocent children’s toy, it should tell you something about child predators. They plot, they scheme, they think hard about ways to attack, ways to exploit. This post isn’t so much to warn you about this barbie, but to warn you there are people out there that will take ANY opportunity and look at it’s potential for catching a child victim. They understand children, who are so innocent and ready to love and so open to presents. The phrase “candy from strangers” is pathetically accurate. What couldn’t you bribe the little children in your life to do with the right amount of candy or presents? While an older man holding out a Barbie is a huge creepy warning sign to an adult, it is a temptation to a child. Watch out for anyone with a camera out around your children. Watch out at the public pool for men diving under the water with goggles in the kid’s pool. Never assume a place is safe or normal, never assume a toy or a stranger is harmless.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on damsel in defense are just my personal opinions and not professional or legal advice.