Don't Meet the Parents


In England, organizers of an inter-school sports day banned parents from the event because of concerns about kidnappers and pedophiles. More than 270 students from four schools competed in various athletic events as parents didn't watch. Paul Blunt, a spokesman for the organizers, said "All unsupervised adults must be kept away from children. An unsavory character could have come in, and we just can't put the children in the event or the students at the host school at risk like that."