The Tribune (NZ) - - OPINION -

With the re­cent child ab­duc­tion and near ab­duc­tion here in Palmer­ston North, an old mem­ory of when my chil­dren were lit­tle came to mind.

Par­ents and lo­cals put their hands up to par­tic­i­pate in the safety of our kid­dies and were screened be­fore be­ing ac­cepted.

Th­ese peo­ple were given a large yel­low daisy to stick on their letterboxes. Schools would ed­u­cate the chil­dren that if they were in trou­ble for what­ever rea­son, that they ran to one of th­ese safe houses.

Why don’t we re­in­state this old method again?

Penny Falepau Palmer­ston North

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